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Unformatted text preview: April 08, 2010 Lazarus Cognitive Appraisal Theory- Emotions are perceptions and interpretations of environmental events or information subjects in front of a video screen and measure their physical responses and interview. They did a baseline reading using a video on Corn Growers. Then they showed a film on boys getting circumcised with a blunt object. Then they split them into three groups; one group had a denial film (narrative about how the boys wanted and looked forward to it), the next group had the same film only it had a technical narrative (monotone no emotions), the last group had a traumatic film. Denial Film Subjects- The least physiological arousal and not many bad moods Technical- In the middle Traumatic- the most emotions What changed their emotions? The environmental information Much of what know about the anatomy of emotions is by academics Phineas Gage- worked with dynamite. One day the TNT went off and his brain was damaged. His personality was changed completely. He had major damage in the orbital frontal cortex. This made his personality was changed completely....
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This note was uploaded on 06/11/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 335 taught by Professor Boggiano during the Spring '10 term at University of Alabama at Birmingham.
- Spring '10