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Module 38 - Intro to Emotion

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Module 38: Intro to Emotion Intro to Emotion 3 components of emotions… 1. Physiological arousal (heart pounding) 2. Expressive behaviours (quickened pace) 3. Conscious experience, including thoughts (is this a kidnapping?) and feelings (a sense of fear, and later joy) Controversy: Does cognition always precede emotion? James-Lange Theory: the theory that our experience of emotion is our awareness of our physiological responses to emotion-arousing stimuli. Cannon-Bard theory: the theory that an emotion-arousing stimulus simultaneously triggers (1) physiological responses and (2) the subjective experience of emotion. Two-factor theory: Schachter-Singer’s theory that to experience emotion one must (1) be physically aroused and (2) cognitively label the arousal. Embodied Emotion Emotions and the Autonomic Nervous System The ANS controls arousal. Its sympathetic division mobilizes us for action by directing the adrenals to release stress hormones, which increase heart rate, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels, and by triggering other defensive physical reactions. The
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