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Unformatted text preview: 1 Introduction to Emotion Module 40 2 Emotion Emotions are our bodys adaptive response. 3 Theories of Emotion Emotions are a mix of 1) physiological activation, 2) expressive behaviors, and 3) conscious experience. 4 Controversy 1) Does physiological arousal precede or follow your emotional experience? 2) Does cognition (thinking) precedes emotion (feeling)? 5 Commonsense View As you become happy your heart starts beating faster. First comes conscious awareness then comes physiological activity. B o b S a c h a 6 James-Lange Theory William James and Carl Lange proposed an idea that was diametrically opposed to the common- sense view. James-Lange theory proposes that physiological activity precedes the emotional experience. 7 Cannon-Bard Theory Walter Cannon and Phillip Bard questioned James-Lange theory and proposed emotion- triggering stimulus and body's arousal take place simultaneously. 8 Two-Factor Theory Stanley Schachter and Jerome Singer proposed yet another theory which suggested that our physiology and our cognitions create emotions. Emotions have two factorsphysical arousal and cognitive label. Which theory would suggest that you experience the emotion of anger at the same time that your heart begins to beat rapidly?...
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