Comm Lecture (10-6-11)

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Comm Lecture (10/6/11) Anger: o Negative, primary emotion. Occurs when you are blocked or interrupted from attaining an important goal by what you perceive as the improper action of an external anger o Unjust/unfair action (by ‘someone else’) o Can’t really ever get angry with yourself o Political parties use anger to win people over (due to blame of unfair/unjust action) because it is such a strong emotion Anger facts o Almost always triggered by an external force (you stub your toe on a chair, but you didn’t run into the chair; the chair got in the way) o Most intense and potentially destructive emotion (homicide due to motive) o Anger is the strongest emotion (fear is second but isn’t even close) o Anger evocative experiences get stored in long term memory much longer/more vividly because it is such a strong emotion o It is very common… the average person experiences anger anywhere between several times daily to several times weekly o Causes perceptual errors enhancing the likelihood we’ll respond in a
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This note was uploaded on 10/06/2011 for the course COMM 225 taught by Professor Mccornack during the Spring '10 term at Michigan State University.

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