23_Emotions_6 - FACS system Innate? Seem to be universal…...

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Psychology 2: Introduction to Psychology Day 23 topics What is an emotion? Universal emotions? Production of emotions Neural correlates of emotion What is an emotion? “Valenced experience with a particular pattern of physiological activity” (text) “mental and physiological state associated with a wide variety of feelings, thoughts, and behaviors” (wikipedia) What emotion is this? How do you know ? Dimensions of emotion AROUSAL high or low VALENCE positive or negative Why do we have emotions? Survival and reproduction Social bonding Nonverbal communication of mental or physical states Others? Basic emotions Six basic emotions: Happiness, Surprise, Anger, Sadness, Fear, Disgust Distinct patterns of expression
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Unformatted text preview: FACS system Innate? Seem to be universal… Paul Ekman How are emotions produced? Emotions and the brain The amygdala and appraisal Neuropsychology of emotion Kluver ‐ Bucy Syndrome Orbitofrontal syndrome Regulating emotions Putting on the emotional brakes? Harder for some emotions? Harder under some conditions? Strategies? Put it “out of mind” Re appraisal “Brakes” in the brain Orbitofrontal cortex and amygdala Expressing your emotions (or not!) Display rules Social rules governing expression “Poker face” Withholding instinctual emotions Masking of expression Duchenne vs. fake smiles Can you tell the difference?...
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This note was uploaded on 02/12/2010 for the course PSYCH 2 taught by Professor Don'tremember during the Spring '04 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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