Cannon Bard theory

Cannon Bard theory - Cannon Bard theory Emotion occurs when...

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Cannon Bard theory: Emotion occurs when the thalamus sends signals simultaneously to the cortex (creating the conscious experience of emotion) and to the autonomic nervous system (creating visceral arousal.) Schachter's two factor theory Experience of emotion depends on two factors 1) autonomic arousal and 2) cognitive interpretation of that arousal When you experience physiological arousal you search your environment for an explanations. Agrees with James /Lange view that emotion is inferred from arousal. However he also agrees with cannon bard position that different emotions yield indistinguishable patterns of arousal Reconciles these views by arguing that people look to external rather then internal cues to differentiate and label their specific emotions Evolutionary Theories of emotion Darwin believed that emotions developed because of their adaptive value. Consider emotions to be largely innate reactions to certain stimuli Assume that evolution has equipped humans with a small umber of innate emotions with proven adaptive value. Development: sequence of age related changes that occur as a person progresses from conception to death. Prenatal Development:
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