Lecture 14

Lecture 14 - are rapid and automatic emerged through...

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High Arousal Arousal response - pattern of physiological change that helps prepare the body for “fight or flight” muscles tense, heart rate and breathing increase, release of endorphins, focused attention can be helpful or harmful in general, high arousal is beneficial for instinctive, well-practiced or physical tasks and harmful for novel, creative, or careful judgment tasks Yerkes-Dodson Law Some arousal is necessary High arousal is helpful on easy tasks As level of arousal increases, quality of performance decreases with task difficulty Too much arousal is harmful EMOTION A class of subjective feeling elicited by stimuli that have high significance to an individual stimuli that produce high arousal generally produce strong feelings
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Unformatted text preview: are rapid and automatic emerged through natural selection to benefit survival and reproduction Theories of emotion*** Common sense might suggest that the perception of a stimulus elicits emotion which then causes bodily arousa JAMES'S PERIPHERAL FEEDBACK THEORY perception of a stimulus causes bodily arousal which leads to emotion SCHACHTER'S COGNITION-PLUS-FEEDBACK THEORY Perception and thought about a stimulus influence the type of emotion felt Degree of bodily arousal influences the intensity of emotion felt ELKMANS FACIAL FEEDBACK THEORY Each basic emotion is associated with a unique facial expression Sensory feedback from the expression contributes to the emotional feeling...
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