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DP_lecture_temperament - The Development of Reactivity and...

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Unformatted text preview: The Development of Reactivity and Regulation The Development of Reactivity and Regulation Nim Tottenham, Ph.D. UCLA Department of Psychology Emotion is irrational Emotions are essential for survival Emotions help us navigate world Emotion is irrational Emotions are essential for survival Emotions help us navigate world Part of developmental change is-learning about safety and danger in the environment-learning how to regulate our emotions to achieve our goals What is emotion? one of the most significant things ever said about emotion may be that everyone knows what it is until they are asked to define it Joseph LeDoux (1996) What is emotion? Emotion = reflects a kind of motion outward An inferred complex sequence of reactions to a stimulus including cognitive evaluations, subjective changes, autonomic and neural arousal, impulses to action , and behavior designed to have an effect (functional) upon the stimulus that initiated the complex sequence (Plutchik, 1982) Inferred Reaction Functional ***Cognitive appraisal, feeling, and action*** Emotions & Psychopathology Emotions are functional they help us navigate through and learn about the environment The functions of emotions with various psychopathological disorders are comparable to those for non-disordered people In many disorders, however, one or more components of emotional processing are impaired in some respect, thus interfering with the goal achievement Temperament Definition: An animals tendency to respond in characteristic & predictable ways to...
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DP_lecture_temperament - The Development of Reactivity and...

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