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1 Why should we study emotions? Are emotions under our control? To what extent are emotions driven by uncontrollable physiological reactions? To what extent are emotions driven by our cognitive appraisal of situations? To what extent are emotions universal across cultures and to what extent are our emotional reactions determined by our family and cultural experiences?
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2 Experienced Emotion Izard (1977) has isolated 10 emotions. And most of them are present in infancy, excluding contempt, shame and guilt. Lew Merrim/ Photo Researchers, Inc. Nancy Brown/ The Image Bank Tom McCarthy/ Rainbow Patrick Donehue/ Photo Researchers, Inc. Marc Grimberg/ The Image Bank Bob Daemmrich/ The Image Works Michael Newman/ PhotoEdit
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3 Dimensions of Emotion People generally divide emotions into two dimensions
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4 Emotion Emotions are our body’s adaptive response.
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5 Emotions and Autonomic Nervous  System During an emotional experience our autonomic  nervous system mobilizes energy in the body and  arouses us.
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6 Arousal and Performance Arousal in short spurts is adaptive. We perform  better under moderate arousal, however optimal  performance varies with task difficulty. 
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7 Physiological Similarities Physiological responses are pretty much similar 
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