Unformatted text preview: Incentive theories state that external reinforcers determine ones motivational state. These motivators could be nearly anything as long as it has the ability to drive one to act in a certain way. 3. The James-Lange theory of emotion proposes that “conscious experience of emotion results from one’s perception of autonomic arousal.”(p. 293) They suggest that the detection on autonomic arousal leads to sensational feelings such as fear or joy. You may assume that you are smiling because you’re happy but they assert you would be happy because you are smiling. They suggest that people determine emotions based on a certain configuration of physical feelings. Also, write down 1 or 2 questions about whatever you do not fully understand about the reading, or about an aspect of the reading about which you have a question. 1. Do people determine emotions from patterns of autonomic activity?...
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- Fall '06
- Psychology, T. Stenger PSY, T. Stenger