Lecture 11 Emotions, Social Behavior, and Religion

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Lecture #11: Emotions, Social Behavior, and Religion 6/29/07 EQ Test Which emotion do you think the man below is experiencing? -sadness -rage - hostility -shame -d isgust -surpr ise EQ Test Which emotion do you think the woman below is experiencing? -sadness - embarassment -rage -surpr ise -d
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EQ Test I know when I'm feeling bad, but most of the time I can't really tell why I feel that way. - Very much describes me - Somewhat describes me - Somewhat unlike me - Not like me at all EQ Test When I feel strong emotions well up, my first instinct is to control them. - Very much describes me - Somewhat describes me - Somewhat unlike me - Not like me at all EQ Test I enjoy listening to music or watching movies to experience emotions that regular life does not offer. - Very much describes me - Somewhat describes me - Somewhat unlike me - Not like me at all EQ Test For months, you and your friends have been planning a weekend in Las Vegas. One friend calls at the last minute to say she can't come because she has to work over the weekend. What would you say to her? - I'd ask her what she was working on to see if she's telling the truth - I'd try to convince her to put in more hours next week - I'd tell her that I wish she could come, but that I understand - I'd remind her how much effort it took to plan this and that she can't back out now
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EQ Test You are on a plane watching the latest Steven Segal movie. Suddenly, the plane begins rocking violently with turbulence. What do you do? - I'd continue watching the movie — it's Steven Segal - I'd hit the call button and ask the flight attendant what's going on - I'd stop watching the movie and keep on alert to hear if the captain has anything to say Emotional Intelligence The capacity for recognizing our own feelings and those of others, for motivating ourselves, and for managing emotions well in ourselves and in our relationships. Emotional Intelligence 1. Emotional Self-Awareness 2. Managing one’s own emotions 3. Using emotions to maximize intellectual processing and decision-making 4. Developing empathy 5. The art of social relationships (managing emotions in others) Life is Impossible Without Emotions • Set goals and priorities • Spock was not emotionless!
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Phineas Gage Darwin and Emotion • Darwin tried to show that human facial expressions were modification of expressions of primates. • They have clear practical functions in earlier evolutionary phases, and now used for communication within species. • Similarities in chimps and human facial expressions are evidence for common ancestry. Facial Expressions Universality of Facial Expressions
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Human beings have two different brain centers that regulate facial expressions: ¾ Voluntary ¾ Involuntary Smiles • Smiles are universal • Two types of smiles: ¾ Duchenne (real) ¾ Pan Am (fake) Happiness How Happy Are You? • From a scale 1-10
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This note was uploaded on 01/20/2010 for the course PSYC 130 taught by Professor Scholl during the Summer '07 term at Yale.

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