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Unformatted text preview: the low point of arousal, efficiency then decreases as arousal increases further. These peaks in performance at the given levels of arousal are the optimal levels of arousal for each task. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is the idea that the most basic needs have to be met before the next tier of needs can even be considered. In order from most basic to highest level of needs is biological, safety, love and belongingness, self-esteem, self-actualization. The cognitive theory of emotion is the most contemporary theory. This theory uses two steps to understand emotions. In the first step, an individual’s interpretation of external stimuli that has to do with a situation will partly influence what emotion they will experience. In the second step, how the individual interprets the arousal of their body influences what emotion they are said to be experiencing. In all, an individual’s interpretation of an event is the largest factor influencing what emotion they will experience....
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2009 for the course PSY 110 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Wright State.
- Fall '08