1/18/07 Day 2 of Emotional Intelligence- What is an Emotion?
we did an activity, my personal code was last 4 digits of home phone number
His philosphy is that you learn better by listening first, then going and reading.
Why do we care about emotion?
-The most profound and important experiences.
Activity 2- What would you teach your grandma about emotions if giving this lecture to
I make her think of times in her life, such as her wedding, her birthdays, tax day, jfk’s
assasination, etc. and ask her to think about her body’s natural response in terms of how
Other people- preverbal way of communicating in a social environment
Change in mood during an experience
What makes you smile or cry or punch someone in the face
What’s an emotion?- he’s going to give us copies of this.
Serene, pissed off
The commonsense view- Event>>Emotion >>>>feeling, face, voice, PNS, action
Emotions are states that have certain components, not a definition
-internal and external “trigger” image of dead grandma, or someone kicks you
(brain activity, usually makes you do something
that correlates to the instances of the emotion, such as heart rate inc. and running)
-motivation to act a certain way
Terminology used in Emotions Research
-Affect- general over-arching field of emotions and all that stuff Affective
science, affective neuroscience- the neuroscience of emotion
-Emotions- genetically acquired.
-Feelings- internal dialogue, private events, personal, not the same as emotions
-Mood- more like a general feeling, no obvious source, less event-dependent,
, less subjectively intensity, can’t pinpoint the details, influence
decidions and judgments, more constancy, no physiologically characteristic