BMB_3_10_11 - Theories of Emotion Cannon-Bard Theory: 1)...

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Emotion
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Emotional States have two components: 1) Physical sensation (Emotion) 2) Conscious interpretation (Feeling)
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Theories of Emotion Typical View Important Event “Feeling” of Emotion Emotional Response
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Theories of Emotion Traditional Theories James-Lange Cannon-Bard Schachter Theories should explain the relationship of cognitive and physiological states.
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Theories of Emotion James-Lange Theory: 1) Important event 2) Produces reflexive emotional response (distinct emotions associated with unique response) 3) Produces conscious feeling (automatic process, no interpretation needed)
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Theories of Emotion Layperson’s View Important Event “Feeling” of Emotion Emotional Response Emotional Response “Feeling” of Emotion Important Event James-Lange Theory
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Theories of Emotion James-Lange Theory: Stimulus Brain Stimulus perceived in brain Motor nerves Body sensations and responses Sensory nerves Emotion occurs
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Unformatted text preview: Theories of Emotion Cannon-Bard Theory: 1) Important event 2a) Produces conscious emotional feeling 2b) Produces undifferentiated, all-or-none PNS emotional response Theories of Emotion Cannon-Bard Theory: Emotional Response Feeling of Emotion Important Event Theories of Emotion Cannon-Bard Theory: Emotional response Stimulus Thalamus Cerebral Cortex Hypothalamus Physiological response Emotion Theories of Emotion Schachter Theory 1) Important event 2) Produces reflexive emotional response (could be specific or nonspecific response) 3) Interpretation of emotional response produces conscious feeling (influenced by expectation and social context) Theories of Emotion Schachter Theory Emotional Response Feeling of Emotion Important Event James-Lange Theory Emotional Response Feeling of Emotion Important Event Questions?...
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This note was uploaded on 06/28/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 253 taught by Professor Knight during the Spring '11 term at University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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