Lecture 19 – Experienced Emotion

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Lecture 19 1 Lecture 19 Experienced Emotion Josh Wede Psych 100 Experienced Emotion Izard (1977) has isolated 10 emotions Most of them are present in infancy, excluding contempt, shame and guilt. Dimensions of Emotions People generally divide emotions into two dimensions Fear Fear is adaptive Prepare us to escape danger Protects us from injury and harm Brings us closer as groups Fear can torment us, rob us of sleep and preoccupy our thinking Learning Fear We learn fear in two ways conditioning observation. Biology of Fear Some fears are easier to learn than others Snakes, spiders, heights The amygdala associates emotions like fear with certain situations.
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Lecture 19 2 Anger Anger “carries the mind away,” (Virgil, 70 -19 BCE), but “makes any coward brave,” (Cato 234-149 BCE). Causes of Anger 1. People generally get angry with friends and loved ones about misdeeds, especially if they are willful, unjustified, and avoidable. 2. People also get angry about foul odors, high
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