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Unformatted text preview: –sharing: A way in which emotion is communication is that we talk about emotional experiences with our partners. Mood Effects on perception and communication People in good (positive) moods are more likely to: form positive gestalts of others judge new acquaintances as sociable, honest, giving, and creative Openly disclose thoughts and concern to close relationship partners. People in bad (negative) moods typically prefer social isolation. Improving your Mood Worst Strategies:- consuming alcohol - consuming caffeine- consuming recreational drugs- consuming foods- sex Best strategy Rigorous physical exercise Emotion Management (some degree of control) Suppression: inhibiting thoughts, arousal, and behavioral displays Venting : allowing emotions to dominate thoughts and explosively expressing them Reappraisal: actively changing how you think about the meaning of emotion- eliciting situations, so that their emotional impact is changed....
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course COM 225 taught by Professor Morrison during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.
- Spring '08