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Unformatted text preview: Emotion Overview • Emotion • Emotion regulation • Emotion transmission What was the strongest emotion you’ve felt recently? What caused you to feel that way? What is emotion? Multi-component process -- involves changes in: • Subjective experience • Cognition • Behavior • Physiology What is emotion? Biologically based AND socially formed. • Some “universal” aspects (physiology, maybe some facial expressions). • But many culturally specific aspects (emotion labels, display rules, range of emotions). Functions of emotion • Rapid response to evolutionarily important events. • Coordination of cognition, physiology, and behavior in response to important events. Functions of emotion Coordination with con-specifics -- communicating intent -- mating, fighting. Communicating environmental information -- safety versus danger. Interesting study -- monkeys can learn to fear a plastic toy snake by watching another monkey on video! Emotion Regulation...
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2009 for the course FSHD 257 taught by Professor Payne during the Spring '09 term at Arizona.

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