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Emotions
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What are emotions? Definition: mix of physiological arousal, expressive behaviors, and consciously experienced thoughts and feelings Basic Emotions Joy/happiness, anger, sadness, fear Disgust, shame, interest, surprise, anxiety? Guilt, pride, disappointment?
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Theories of Emotion Controversies over the interactions between James-Lange Cannon-Bard Schacter-Singer Two Factor
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Physiology and Emotions Autonomic Nervous System Sympathetic division Parasympathetic division Physiological similarities & differences
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Expressing Emotions A clear form of communication - that almost everyone can understand Detecting Emotions
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Expressing Emotions Gender Differences Are women better at interpreting & expressing emotions? Cultural Variations Universal Emotions Dialects of facial expression Amount of emotion expressed
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Experiencing Emotions
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Unformatted text preview: Two dimensions of emotion Arousal & Valence Fear as an example Learning Fear Experience & Observation Can you be scared to death? Catecholamines Fight-or-flight hormones Affect the heart Happiness as an example Happiness is relative Adaptation-level phenomenon Relative deprivation Predicting Happiness Subjective Well-Being Stress and Health Stress- the process by which we perceive and respond to certain events (stressors) that we appraise as threatening or challenging General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS) Alarm reaction, resistance, & exhaustion Effects on the heart and immune system Promoting Health Coping with Stress Problem-focused & emotion-focused Social Support Managing Stress Aerobic exercise Biofeedback Relaxation Meditation...
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This note was uploaded on 03/25/2011 for the course PSYCH 1101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Georgia State.

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