PSYC1101_Emotion_I - Emotions 7/7/10 I. Emotions -A...

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Emotions 7/7/10 I. Emotions -A positive or negative experience associated with a particular pattern of physiological activity a. Three Components of an emotion i. Cognitive 1. A subjective conscious experience ii. Physiological 1. Dealing with the functioning of the autonomic nervous system 2. Bodily arousal iii. Behavioral 1. Emotional expressiveness 2. Characteristic overt expressions -Emotions emerge very early in life -Some emotions emerge without any reinforcement -May be innate II. Types of emotions a. Primary (Basic) Emotions i. Shared across cultures ii. Associated with specific biological states iii. Ex. Anger, fear, sadness, disgust, happiness b. Secondary Emotions i. Blends of primary emotions ii. Ex. remorse, guilt, anticipation III. The Circumplex Model a. Emotions are arranged around two core dimensions of affect b. Valence i. Positive vs. Negative c. Activation i. Arousing vs. Not Arousing d. Feeling excited is a state of positive affect and high arousal e. Depression is a state of negative affect and low arousal
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PSYC1101_Emotion_I - Emotions 7/7/10 I. Emotions -A...

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