Emotions 10-25-07 - Emotions Emotion A response of the...

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Emotions Emotion A response of the whole organism o Physiological arousal o Expressive behaviors o Conscious experience “To Move Out” Functions of Emotions Motivate us to action Maintain action Organize experience Communicate Expressed Emotion People more speedily detect an angry face than a happy one Basic Emotions Anger Disgust Happiness Sadness Fear Surprise Theories of Emotion Does your heart pound because you are afraid… or are you afraid because you feel your heart pounding? James-Lange Theory of Emotion
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Experience of emotion is awareness of physiological responses to emotion arousing stimuli Cannon-Bard Theory of Emotion Emotion-arousing stimuli simultaneously trigger: o Physiological responses Schachter and Singer’s theory To experience emotion one must: o Be physically aroused o Cognitively label the arousal Conditions EPI informed, shaky hands, pounding heart increased breathing. Fight/flight EPI misinformed, itching, numb feet, headaches
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course PSY 101 taught by Professor Jackson during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.

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Emotions 10-25-07 - Emotions Emotion A response of the...

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