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Emotion PSY 2012 3/27/08 What is emotion? Theories Expression Experience
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How many emotions are there? Hundreds? Thousands? Quantity of emotions Quantity of emotions
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You could probably list off several 10 basic emotions Joy Excitement Surprise Sadness Anger Disgust Contempt Fear Shame Guilt
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2 Types: Positive Emotions Responses to “good” stimuli Negative Emotions Responses to “bad” stimuli
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Why do we have emotions? Communication they help us understand others they help others understand us Motivation they are _______________ states they get us to do things they are survival mechanisms Purpose of Emotions Purpose of Emotions
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Positive emotions get us to do things that are good Example Example
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Example Example Negative emotions, on the other hand… keep us from doing things that would hurt us
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Imagine you encounter a new person Emotions also have social social consequences If that person makes you feel bad about yourself, will you choose to be around them?
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Example
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A response of the whole organism physiological arousal expressive behaviors conscious experience What is Emotion ? What is Emotion ?
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3 Theories We’re Going to Study James-Lange Theory Cannon-Bard Theory Schachter’s Two-factor Theory Theories of Emotion Theories of Emotion
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Two Main Controversies 1) Does physiological arousal precede or follow experience of emotion?
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2011 for the course PSY 2012 taught by Professor Waesche during the Spring '08 term at FSU.

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