Emotional Intelligence (4th quarter)

Emotional Intelligence (4th quarter) - Recognizing Emotion...

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2/15/07- Recognizing Emotion: Day 3 Inverted U graph Extra Credit- That diagram with the upside down u?- Arousal on the x axis, performance on the y axis. Optimal stress levels- if you figure out the name of this, one extra point on exam. Certain level of arousal that is great for optimal performance, but once it hits asymptope, not. To be a little anxious is good. Want to be moderately aroused. The commonsense view of what is an emotion Event>>>Emotion >>>>>>feeling, face, voice, physio (heart and stuff), action (punch) What’s the idea behind these? Ekman- universal view. The point is that they’re all highly correlated. When angry you make that face, voice changes, arousal changes, this is the idea behind emotions. Is that always right?- NO!!! NOT NECESSARILY HIGH CORRELATIONS AMONG THESE DIFFERENT THINGS. The idea behind the topic today is that can’t always rely on the face. Bashing everything we’ve been talking about so far. Assumptions: -Coordinated set of responses (above) -Behaviors can be decoded (you are skilled and able and willing to look at a face and say, that’s interest because that person is leaning toward me and looks semi-happy.) -Decoding is innate ( We’re born with this ability, just like how you’re born with some kind of IQ, born with some kind of ability to decode and read faces, etc.) Responses are not always coordinated o If an emotion produces changes in face, voice, ANS . See a bear and run, and say, oh my god I am running, my heart is racing, I am afraid. Interpreting physiological can be misattributed, though. Like flirting. o If we rely on our physiological arousal to tell us how we’re feeling, we might be wrong. (Rickety bridge, playboy study- misattribution) o Shacter and Singer’s theory- can’t always get what you want Behaviors are not always easily decoded -Different expressions are associated with the same subjecti ve state -Gender may strongly influence this – how? -social acceptability, (like boys can’t cry is society, so they code sadness differently. Or frustrated girl cries, guy gets angry. He won’t start crying b/c he doesn’t want to show that emotion) (This is really complicated shit, girls don’t want to appear aggressive) -The same expression is associated with different subjective states
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-consider status of target (e.g. power position)- the idea is that in a power situation, meet someone of higher status than you, you put on a face in order to make a presentation, but if lower status than you, act totally differently. -Culture (eg. Individualism/collectivism)- anger, (when you have americans and asians look at ficial expressions, americans read more intensity into the expression. ) the classic example is winning a medal at the olympics, west=me, east= my mentor, my teachers, etc. How would this impact the way you perceive emotion? -Crying can mean many things- Crying out of happiness, snapshot
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This note was uploaded on 10/28/2008 for the course PSYC 341 taught by Professor Marcbrackett during the Spring '07 term at Yale.

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