Lec. 7 (1-26-2010) - Thinking 1 Emotion & Cognition...

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1 Thinking 1 Psych 9B -- PSB 11B 1 Thinking 1 Emotion & Cognition
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2 Psych 9B -- PSB 11B 2 Thinking 1 ± Memory ± Thinking ² ² Mental Representations ± Language Where we’ve been and Where we’re going
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3 Psych 9B -- PSB 11B 3 Thinking 1 What is an emotion? ± A response triggered by a change in ² physiological state ² status of a goal that may result in changes of ² Physiological state ² Subjective feelings ² Behavioral tendencies ² Cognition ± How are emotion and cognition related?
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4 Psych 9B -- PSB 11B 4 Thinking 1 ± Which of the statements below do you believe is most accurate? A. Emotion is a less important mental function completely separate from cognition. B. Emotion and cognition are equally important but unrelated mental functions . C. Emotion and cognition are antagonistic mental functions that compete to control our behavior. D. Emotion and cognition are interrelated mental functions that each depend on the other.
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5 Psych 9B -- PSB 11B 5 Thinking 1 Psychological Theories ± Freud ² Emotion = psychic (id) energy directed toward something external (e.g., work, children). ± Behaviorism ² Emotion provides energy that fuels or disrupts behavior ± Common theme ² Emotion is instinctive, irrational, and must be channeled in appropriate directions ± Hydraulic metaphor
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6 Psych 9B -- PSB 11B 6 Thinking 1 Hydraulic Metaphor of Emotions ± Don't keep your feelings bottled up. ± I've reached the boiling point! ± He exploded. ± I blew my top ± I was just letting off steam. ± Simmer down, cool down. ± Grief welled up inside him. ± I couldn't contain my joy.
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7 Psych 9B -- PSB 11B 7 Thinking 1 Popular Press Today Reflects these Conceptions
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8 Psych 9B -- PSB 11B 8 Thinking 1 : Procedure ± Female research assistant interviews male participants on suspension bridge or on short, solid bridge ± Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1974, Vol. 30, No. 4, 510-517
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