Module 38 - Module 38: Introduction to Emotion 38-1...

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Module 38: Introduction to Emotion 38-1 Components and Theories of Emotion -Emotions are our body’s adaptive response -Emotions are a mix of (1) physiological arousal (2) expressive behaviors (3) conscious experience, including thoughts and feelings. A. Theories of Emotion a. Does your physiological arousal precede or follow your emotional experience? b. Does cognition always precede emotion? c. James-Lange Theory: Feelings follow the physiological response. According to William James, a physiologist, “we feel sorry because we cry, angry because we strike, afraid because we tremble” (1890, p 1066) d. Cannon-Bard Theory: Cannon stated that physiological arousal and our emotional experience occur simultaneously—emotion stimulus is moved to the brain cortex, which causes the emotion and sends messages to the nervous system which initiates the body’s arousal. e. Two-Factor Theory: a third theory was proclaimed by Stanly Schachter and Jerome Singer which stated that our physiology and our cognitions—perceptions, memories, and
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