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Module 40: Experienced Emotion Outline -10 Basic Emotions- Joy, Interest-excitement, surprise, sadness, anger, disgust, contempt, fear, shame, guilt Possibility of Love and Pride -Two Dimensions of Emotions - Pleasant vs unpleasant -Low Arousal vs High arousal Fear: -Fear is usually adaptive. It is like an alarm system that prepares us to flee from danger. -Fear helps us focus on a problem and rehearse coping skills -Learning Fear - Conditioning: Experiences at an early age influences experiences - Observation: creatures learn from watching others- so learn from others experiences -Biology of Fear - Amygdala serves a key role in associating various emotions with situations - Phobia- Intense fear beyond the normal range of objects, people, or situations - Genes- change temperament Anger: - Comes from Response to perceived misdeeds Annoyances - Catharsis- Emotional release - Expressing anger can be temporarily calming but usually creates more anger - Dealing: waiting/excercising/forgiveness/talking about it Happiness: -Feel Good Do Good Phenomenon- when we are happy, we are more willing to help others -Subjective Well-Being- self perceived happiness or satisfaction with life -Adaptation-level phenomenon- our tendency to judge relative to those we have previously experienced - Relative depression- sense that we are worse off than others - Negative emotion- highest right after we wake up and before sleep - Positive emotion- rises highest after seven hours of rising and falling -People who are happy feel generally that things are better in the world and find it easier to make decisions and keep jobs - Happiness is relative to comparisons with others - - Improving personal happiness realize enduring happiness does not come from finances/ take control of one’s time/ act happy/ seek work and leisure to engage skills/ exercise regularly/ sleep well/ prioritize close relationships/ focus beyond the self/ be grateful/ nurture spiritual selves Module 40 – Experienced Emotion
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10-12 Basic Emotions: Carroll Izard defines joy, interest-excitement, surprise, anger, disgust, contempt, fear, shame and guilt. Tracy and Robbins define pride. Shaver believes love is also a basic emotion. Emotion is both physiology and expressive behavior Some groups describe emotions as positive or negative valence and low versus high arousal . Fear
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2008 for the course PSYCH 111 taught by Professor Schreier during the Winter '08 term at University of Michigan.

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