Ch13 - Emotion Response involving physiological arousal...

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Emotion - Response involving physiological arousal, expressive behaviours, conscious experience Theories of Emotion James-Lange Theory - physical feeling Cannon-Bard Theory – stimulus physical + feeling (same time) Two-Factor Theory (Schacther-Singer) – physical + cognitive arousal feeling Embodied Emotion Emotions and the Autonomic Nervous System Sympathetic division – fight or flight Parasympathetic division – rest or digest Optimal arousal levels for different types of performance Physiological Differences: Amygdala: fear vs. anger - Mass killer with tumour near amygdala Depression: more right frontal activity Happiness: more left frontal activity - stimulation induces smiling, laughter, euphoria Spinal cord patients with no bodily sensation report less intense emotions Lie Detector Tests identify dif in physiological measurement of emotions 60% Cognition and Emotion Cognition can define emotion: Arousal fuels emotion; cognition channels it - Spillover effect: arousal from previous event influences emo rxn of next event
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