Emotion - Emotion Issues in Emotion Research Emotional...

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Emotion § Issues in Emotion Research § Emotional States and Traits § Content of Emotional
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Introduction Emotions include three components: Associated with distinct subjective feelings or affects, bodily changes, and increases in probabilities of certain behaviors. People differ in emotional reactions, even to the same event. Covered Topics: Emotional States Versus Emotional Traits. Categorical Versus Dimensional Approach to Emotions.
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Emotional States Versus Emotional Traits Emotional States: Transitory, depend more on the situation than on a specific person. Emotional Traits: Pattern of emotional reactions that a person consistently experiences across a variety of life situations .
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Categorical Versus Dimensional Categorical Approach: Focus on identifying a small number of primary and distinct emotions. Dimensional approach: Based on empirical research rather than theoretical criteria. People rate themselves on a variety of emotions The researcher applies statistical techniques to identify dimensions. Consensus among researchers on two basic dimensions: Pleasant/Unpleasant High Arousal/Low Arousal. Two-dimensional model suggests every emotion can
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Content Versus Style of Emotional Life Content refers to the specific kinds of emotions that a person experiences. Style refers to how emotions are experienced. Content and style have are stable over time and situations.
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Content of Emotional Life Pleasant emotions: (Happiness and life satisfaction) Happiness is defined as- Judgment that life is satisfying. Predominance of positive emotions.
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