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Emotion Theories of Emotion Emotion is a complex, subjective experience that is accompanied by biological and behavioral changes. Charles Darwin proposed that emotional expressions are hard-wired and that emotions evolved because they had adaptive value . Current evolutionary theorists believe that emotions are innate . The James-Lange theory states that people experience emotion because they perceive their bodies’ physiological responses to external events. The Cannon-Bard theory states that the experience of emotion and the accompanying physiological arousal happen at the same time. Schachter and Singer’s two-factor theory states that people’s experience of emotion depends on physiological arousal and the cognitive interpretation of that arousal. People’s experience of emotion depends on how they evaluate their environment. The Biological Bases of Emotion Emotion involves activation of the brain and the autonomic nervous system . Information about emotion-evoking events moves along two pathways in the brain.
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Winter '09 term at Broward College.

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