Exam 2 Review - COM 225 Exam 2 Review Chapter 4 Sense and...

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COM 225 Exam 2 Review Chapter 4 Sense and Sensibility The sisters are divided on their views of expressing their emotions. Marianne believes emotion should be openly vented Elinor maintains emotion should be silenced. When Elinor fell in love, she was reserved about expressing it Marianne was uninhibited Marianne embodied sensibility Sense and sensibility divide many of us from constructive relationship outcomes that  would be attainable by managing our emotions differently Emotion is the most powerful of human experiences Emotions, Feelings, and Moods Emotions: When we recall emotions we felt in the past, we typically remember “hot” (physically  and mentally intense) emotions. Emotion is an intense reaction to an event that involves interpreting the meaning of the  event, becoming physiologically aroused, labeling the experience as emotional,  attempting to manage our reaction, and communicating this reaction in the form of  emotional displays and disclosures. Emotion is reactive, triggered by our perception of outside events. When an emotion inducing event occurs, we engage in the same perceptual process as  we do with other types of interpersonal events; selecting, organizing, and interpreting  information related to that event. A second feature of emotion is that it involves physiological arousal, in the form of  increased heart rate, blood pressure, and adrenaline release. Many researchers consider arousal the defining feature of emotion. You must become aware of your interpretation and arousal as “an emotion”, that is you  must consciously label them as such.  Ex: When a friend gets mad at a friend, seconds  later he acknowledges that emotion as anger. How we each experience and express our emotions is constrained by historical, 
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cultural, relational, and situational norms governing what is and isn’t appropriate. Once we become aware that we are experiencing an emotion, we try to manage that  experience and express that emotion in ways we consider acceptable. Emotion management results largely from the recognition that the totally unrestrained  experience and expression of emotion will lead to negative consequences. The choices you make regarding emotion management are reflected outward in your  verbal and nonverbal displays.  Ex: facial expressions  Emoticons enable people to convey emotions in a text only environment Emotion sharing is talking about our emotional experiences with our relationship  partners.  Much of IPC consists of emotion sharing – disclosing emotions, talking about  them, and pondering them. Studies on emotion sharing suggest that people share between 75-95% of their 
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Exam 2 Review - COM 225 Exam 2 Review Chapter 4 Sense and...

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