17._Emotion_Slides_For_Notetaking

17._Emotion_Slides_For_Notetaking - Take A Walk On The Wild...

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8/29/2010 1 Take A Walk On The Wild Side , Lou Reed 1 Put away your things Close your eyes 2 Understand the nature and functions of emotion Explore in greater detail fear and anger Prepare for thinking about how to regulate emotions 3
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8/29/2010 2 “Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself. I am large. I contain multitudes.” Walt Whitman, 1819-1892 4 Billions of neurons Thousand of cognitive mechanisms Single Stream of Thought & Behavior Uniting what might otherwise be conflicting processes in an adaptive way 5 Are our motivations always consistent? I’m starving Kaita wants to eat out I’m exhausted I’m being attacked by a bear 6
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8/29/2010 3 Emotions orchestrate both cognitive and physiological mechanisms in response to specific recurring challenges 1) Mechanism orchestration 2) Mechanism prioritization When multiple motivations or cognitive mechanisms conflict, some need to be prioritized while others need to be postponed Effectively handling a situation may require the recruitment of many mechanisms 7 Goals Motivational Priorities Information Gathering Conceptual Frameworks Perception Attention Memory Physiology Feeling Behavior Communication 8 2) Orchestrate the response 1) Detect the problem 3) Turn it off when you’re finished Three steps to successful application of an emotion 9
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