Emotion - information open to new ideas and experiences and...

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Lecture Outline: Emotion I. Defining Emotion II. Basic emotions 1. Happiness 2. Fear - more tense around the mouth, edges drawn down 3. Anger 4. Disgust 5. Surprise - mouth is more open and slack 6. Sadness III.Emotion and mood 1. Emotion is. .. a. Briefer b. More intense c. Connected to something specific 2. Mood is a. Longer lasting b. Somewhat less intense c. More general -- not necessarily connected to one specific thing IV. Systems Model of Emotion A. Emotion has multiple components (cognitive, physiological, behavioral) B. Emotion is a dynamic process
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I. Focus on Positive Emotions A. Broaden-and-Build Theory of positive emotions B. With negative emotions, ideas about possible actions narrow in on a specific behavior Examples: Fear I Run away Anger I Attack Disgust I Expel Sadness I Withdraw C. With positive emotions, a wider array of possible behaviors come to mind. This means that positive emotions lead you to be more flexible, integrative, open to
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Unformatted text preview: information, open to new ideas and experiences, and more creative. 1. Positive emotion can undo lingering negative emotions a. Negative emotion activates autonomic nervous system. b. Experiments show that people with positive emotion recover more quickly after an anxiety-producing situation. c. By broadening, positive emotion loosens the hold that negative emotion has gained on your mind and body, and it contributes to resilience (ability to bounce back from stressful experiences) 4. Positive emotion can trigger upward spirals toward improved emotional well-being Positive emotion and broadened thinking influence each other reciprocally and build on one another. A. Ways to cultivate positive emotions 1. Humor and laughter 2. Find positive meaning in ordinary events 3. Find positive meaning in adversity (bad or difficult events) 4. Express gratitude 5. Express affection 6. Do a good deed...
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This note was uploaded on 01/22/2010 for the course PSYC 101 taught by Professor Loeb during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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