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Emotional Intelligence (1st quarter)

Emotional Intelligence (1st quarter) - Day 2 of Emotional...

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1/18/07 Day 2 of Emotional Intelligence- What is an Emotion? 1 st 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 her? 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 she felt. 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 --elicitor (appraisal) -internal and external “trigger” image of dead grandma, or someone kicks you --subjective experience/cognitive -thoughts/feelings --biological -physiological/neurobiological (brain activity, usually makes you do something that correlates to the instances of the emotion, such as heart rate inc. and running) --behavioral expression -face/body/voice (posture) -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, longer duration , less subjectively intensity, can’t pinpoint the details, influence decidions and judgments, more constancy, no physiologically characteristic
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-Personality traits- emotional stability- (neuroticism is when it changes a lot, he has that, seriously)About your stable characteristics, like extroversion. Map onto
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