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Emotion Chapter 12
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Chapter   Outline 1. What is Emotion? 2. Where Do Emotions Come From? 3. Emotion: How We Develop 4. Emotion: What Happens in the Brain? 5. What About Positive Emotions? 6. How We Differ 7. Disorders of Emotion
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1) What is Emotion? Emotion  – an interpersonal  state in response to an event. 3 Components of emotion: 1) Physiological- Bodily arousal Heart rate, temperature, and  breathing changes 2) Cognitive – subjective apraisal  and interpretation of one’s  feelings 3) Behavioral – physical  expression of the emotion Verbal or nonverbal emotional  experssions
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3 Ways to Measure Emotions Behavioral displays of  emotion Observe facial expressions and  verbal expressions of emotion Self-reports of emotion Widely used but has low validity.   Why? Psychophysiological reactions Face electromyography Heart rate Skin conductance Startle reflex
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Functions of Emotions Cognitive functions Emotions help organize and retrieve memories Guide judgments Behavioral functions Emotions alter behaviors Social functions Emotions both help and inhibit relationships
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2) Where do Emotions Come From? James-Lange Theory  – the physiological response we experience to  event we interpret as an emotion Cannon-Bard Theory  – the experience of emotion and bodily arousal  occur simultaneously Schachter and Singer’s Two-Factor Theory  – It is the way you  interpret the physiological reaction that determines the emotion.
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Cognitive-mediational Theory 
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