Lecture 17 – Intro to Emotion

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Lecture 17 1 Lecture 17 Intro to Emotion Josh Wede Psych 100 Emotion Emotions are our body’s adaptive response Help enhance our survival Focus our energy when face challenges Emotions Emotions are a mix of 1) physiological activation 2) expressive behaviors 3) conscious experience Contorversy 1) Does physiological arousal precede or follow your emotional experience? 2) Does cognition (thinking) precedes emotion (feeling)? Commonsense View As you become happy your heart starts beating faster. First comes conscious awareness then comes physiological activity. James-Lange Theory William James and Carl Lange proposed a view opposed to the common-sense view. James-Lange theory proposes that physiological activity precedes the emotional experience.
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Lecture 17 2 Cannon-Bard Theory Walter Cannon and Phillip Bard questioned James- Lange theory Does beating heart signal fear, anger or love? Proposed emotion-
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