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Unformatted text preview: -given cartoons; asked to either clench pen with teeth or hold pen with pursed lips; they rated comics as funnier when they clenched pen with teeth (same muscles as smiling) Lecture 4 Pt. II: Current Theories of Emotion Appraisal Theory Approach-you are sad because you have evaluated your life in a certain way; appraisals about environment; appraisals can be made at varying levels of consciousness. Ex. Is there impending danger? then feel fear; is there a blocking of goals?then feel anger Basic Emotion Approach-focused on facial expression of emotion Dimensional Approach-emotions are the labels we decide to put on various states-emotions are continuous, not discrete-Arousal (high vs. low)-Valence (positive vs. negative) Strong Evolutionary Approach Cognitivist vs. non Function/evolutionary vs. social construction Discrete vs. dimensional...
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- Spring '08
- PIZARRO, D