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Unformatted text preview: Intro to Psych 31 Mar_Wed. Emotion : an emotion has 4 components: 1. Interpret/appraise stimulus 2. Experience a subjective feeling 3. Physiological arousal 4. Exhibit observable behavior Functions of an Emotion 1. Adapt/survive 2. Motivate/arouse 3. Send social signals (to help us communicate w/ each other (even non-verbally)) Emotional Theories 1. Peripheral Theory -Suggests that Physiological changes lead to emotional feelings -James-Lange Theory -Facial Feedback Theory 2. Cognitive Appraisal Theory:-Interpretation/appraisal of situation lead to emotions expressed-Schachter-Singer Theory-Cognitive Appraisal Theory 3. Affective Neuroscience Approach (most recent)-Brains neural circuits influence on mood and emotions expressed -Supported by the Biological approach) -ECT/ Electro-convulsive therapy w/ extreme depression as a last resort...
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This note was uploaded on 08/29/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 2201 taught by Professor Cochrane,l. during the Spring '10 term at SPSU.
- Spring '10