Emotion%20Lecture%202%202010%20Animal Emotions

Emotion%20Lecture%202%202010%20Animal Emotions - Emotion in...

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Unformatted text preview: Emotion in NonHuman Animals Psychology of Emotion Lecture/Video 5 Professor David Pizarro Why does this question matter? • What implications could this possibly have for human psychology? • What are the minimum requirements for experiencing an emotion (e.g., socialization, language)? underpinnings of emotions? emotion? • What are the neural/physiological • What can we learn about the evolution of • Emotions are often defined as states that have certain components: Components of Emotion? • Physiological Arousal • Expression (usually facial) • Subjective feeling • Motivation to act (action-tendency) • Elicitor--(internal or external “trigger”) Anthropomorphism • Ascribing human qualities to non-human entities. • Originally a criticism of ascribing these qualities to the gods. • Came to be a fatal criticism of any scientist who spoke of non-humans as having intentions, desires, emotions. • Dominance of Behaviorism led to a reluctance to focus on mental states. ...
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2010 for the course PSYCH 3850 taught by Professor Pizarro, d during the Spring '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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