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M27TheoriesEmotion-1 - iii.A slightly slower response goes...

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MODULE 27: THEORIES AND PHYSIOLOGY OF EMOTION EMOTION—Response of the whole organism I. Physiological arousal II. Expressive behaviors III. Conscious experience THEORIES OF EMOTION I. Does your heart pound because you are afraid…or are you afraid because you feel your heart pounding” II. The James-Lange Theory—Experience of emotion is awareness of physiological responses to emotion arousing stimuli. III. Physiological similarities—Physiological responses related to the emotions of fear, anger, love, and boredom are very similar. IV. Cannon-Bard—Emotion-arousing stimuli simultaneously trigger a. Physiological responses b. And a subjective experience of emotion V. Schachter’s Two-factor theory of emotion a. To experience emotion one must i.Be physically aroused ii.Cognitively label the arousal b. Cognition and emotion i.The brains shortcut for emotions 1. Limbic system 2. Amygdala, hippocampus, thalamus, hypothalamus ii.“Short-cut” enables instant fear response.
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Unformatted text preview: iii.A slightly slower response goes through the visual cortex EMBODIED EMOTION I. Emotion and Physiology a. Autonomic nervous system i.Sympathetic N.S. increases arousalrelease of adrenalin and noradrenalin ii.Parasympathetic N.S. calms, inhibiting further release of stress hormones b. Arousal and performance i.Performance best at lower levels of arousal for difficult tasks; at higher levels for easy or well-learned tasks ii.Yerkes-Dodson lawperformance usually best at an optimum level of arousal. II. Polygraph (lie detector) measures arousal a. Machine used in attempts to detect lies b. Measures several of the physiological responses accompanying emotion i.Perspiration ii.Cardiovascular iii.Breathing changes c. How a specific test is conducted d. How a pre-employment test is conducted e. Reliability50 Innocents/50 Thieves...
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2011 for the course PSYCH 100 taught by Professor Burnstein during the Spring '10 term at UCSB.

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