Understanding Emo Study Guide

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Dr. Hupka Psych. 336 Study Questions Understanding emotions Chapter 1: Approaches to understanding emotions 1. Which approach to the study of emotions was favored by Darwin, James, and Freud? 2. According to Darwin, why do human beings have emotional expressions? 3. What is an emotion in the opinion of James? Do you agree with him? 4. What function do emotions serve, according to James? 5. What is Freud's main argument about emotions? 6. Which approach to the study of emotions was favored by Aristotle, Descartes, and Eliot? 7. What was Aristotle’s position on the relationship between emotions and what we belief and do? 8. What three principles apply to making a persuasive argument? 9. What is the meaning of katharsis? 10. Where are emotions located according to Descartes? 11. What function do emotions serve according to Descartes? 12. What is George Eliot’s question and her answer? 13. What did Hess do and discover? 14. How do emotions occur according to Arnold and Gasson? 15. What is a major component or aspect of the judgment process? That is, what are you looking for when you make your judgment? 16. What motivates us according to Tomkins? 17. What role do emotions play? (Give an example). 18. Are Arnold and Tomkins addressing the same issue regarding emotions? 19. If you want to increase your chance of getting a date, where should you stand: by a swaying, fear-inducing suspension bridge or a conventional solid bridge? 20. Isen's mood induction research focused on which two aspects? 21. According to her research, what should professors do to receive higher student evaluations on their performance? (see Table 1.2 for possibilities). 22. What does the dramaturgical perspective focus on? 1
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23. What makes us happy? 24. What are feeling rules? Do you use them? 25. What is emotional labor? 26. What are some differences between emotions and moods? 27. When people claim to be depressed, are most of them using the word correctly in relation to how the term is defined in the textbook? Chapter 2: Evolution of emotions 1. What are “selection pressures”? 2. What are the two kinds of sexual selection pressures that determine who is able to propagate? 3. What, according to evolutionists, do males and females seek in mates? 4. What are “adaptations”? 5. List at least one sign that humans view as an indication of fertility and reproductive readiness. Are these criteria you use in selecting dating partners? 6. What is an “exaptation”? 7. How are facial expressions an exaptation? List one universal human facial reflex. 8. In general, are emotions disruptive and harmful or do they increase the chances of survival? 9. How do the concepts of “orientation,” “organization,” “the functions of anger, embarrassment, and compassion,” “being informative about social events that need to be acted upon,” “emotion-related physiology and communication,” explain the function of emotions? 10. How are emotions species-characteristic patterns of action?
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