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2/20/08 Wednesday 7 th Week Psych 10 Notes Emotions Emotion is: Temporary experience, positive or negative, felt/sensed as happening to the self, influenced by Metal assessment of the situation, learned responses, physiological responses Used to communicate internal states with others 6 states comprise the 6 basic emotions: Happiness Sadness Anger fear Disgust Surprise Producing facial expressions The function of facial expressions in all primates is communication. Expressions for the 6 basic emotions are universal Are easy to interpret Emotional intelligence Perceive emotions Imaging emotions Understand emotions (e.g., empathy) And use that information in decision-making Emotions and Decision-Making Some degree of emotionality appears to be necessary good decision-making Only extreme emotion interfere with decision-making Emotion and Perceived arousal
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1. The James-Lange Theory of Emotions o The psychological experience of emotion is the individual’s perception of physiological changes o You decide that you’re happy because you’re smiling; sad because you are frowning and your eyes well with tears 2. o The physiological state is not the same thing as the emotion o It is the person’s cognitive appraisal of the situation that determined the emotion that’s experienced Emotions and the Brain
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course PSYCH 10 taught by Professor Zaidel during the Winter '08 term at UCLA.

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