Feb2_Emotion - Emotion art murder suicidie Study of emotion...

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Emotion- art murder, suicidie Study of emotion was ignored by 20 th century scientists Emotion- a state of feeling Defining Emotion - Emotion is inferred, not observed - Emotion is a reaction to a stimulus o Mood is not linked to a stimulus - Emotions are functional - Emotions include three aspects: o Cognition/Appraisal o Feeling/Sensation o Action tendency Common Sense View - Perceive, feel, action o James Lang Perception of stimulus – Perception of lion-> hearts beat fast -> feel scared Organization of the Nervous System - Centrl Nervous system o Brain o Spianl cord Peripheral Nervous sytem - Feel different things depending on what system works Sympathetic system - Increase heart rate - Sweat Parasympathetic - Decrease heart rate o Feeling: sadness James Lang theory- is arousal necessary for motion – yes - Are there patterns of arousal? Yes o Our bodies are programmed to have a specific reponse Heart beats really fast and palms sweat so feel fear - Criticism of James’ Theory o
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