Emotion - Emotion Emotion a response of the whole organism....

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Emotion •Emotion •a response of the whole organism. A mix of: •Physiological arousal *Expressive behaviors *Conscious experience: thoughts and feelings Theories of Emotion *Does your heart pound because you are afraid . .. or are you afraid because you feel your heart pounding? *James-Lange Theory: emotion follows the awareness of the physical experience *Cannon-Bard Theory: physical arousal and emotion happen at the same time *Schachter’s Two-Factor Theory: emotions are made up of physical arousal and a cognitive label James-Lange Theory of Emotion *Experience of emotion is awareness of physiological responses to emotion-arousing stimuli Cannon-Bard Theory of Emotion •Emotion-arousing stimuli simultaneously trigger: •physiological responses *subjective experience of emotion Schachter’s Two-Factor Theory of Emotion •To experience emotion one must: •be physically aroused *cognitively label the arousal Cognition and Emotion *The brain’s shortcut for emotions: *By pass the cortex to go straight to the amygdala
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