SA+4 - maintain a positive feeling state or alleviate a...

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Reading 4: Feeling states and Social Behavior Clark/Isen -How do feeling states affect impressions and behavior. -Automatic Processes : when someone is experiencing a feeling state, items associated with it may automatically cue similar toned material in memory. *Happens in both positive feelings (rose colored glasses- behave in more positive manner) and negative feelings (form negative impressions and behave antisocially) *Positive feeling states: you are more likely to express expectations about future (not necessarily positive) *Negative feeling states: misread facial cues as antagonistic and may be aggressive yourself. -Controlled Processes: more effortful. Sets or elaborate strategies a person intentionlly uses to
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Unformatted text preview: maintain a positive feeling state or alleviate a negative one. -Emotions disrupt ongoing behaviors, tied to specifically objects and behaviors and involve arousal. Feeling sates do not disrupt behaviors, influence a great variety of them and may or may not involve arousal. -Feeling states or moods are induced by pleasant or unpleasant experience or by recall from memory.-Feelings, once produced, are prolonged because pos or neg thoughts tend to lead to other similarly toned thoughts and behavior. This creates a feeling state or mood. -Feeling states are pervasive-Optimist/pessimist...
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2010 for the course PSYCH V89.-0030- taught by Professor Susan during the Fall '09 term at NYU.

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