Nature of Emotions 10 7 09

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Nature of Emotions 10 7 09 Cognivitist theories of Emotions in psychology: appraisal theory Richard Lazarus Unconscious processes in perception in the 50s One of the most influential theories of emotions Appraisal theory of emotions Stress and coping with stress Notion of appraisal Magda Arnold in the 1960s To appraise something is to judge that it affects oneself in some way that matters Objects are evaluated (appraised) along three dimensions Beneficial/harmful Present/absent Difficult/easy to obtain/avoid Emotions involve appraisals For Arnold, emotions vary along the three dimensions she identified Example: Joy Joy involves appraising objects as being beneficial, present, and easy to obtain Lazarus and Arnold: comparison A related definition of appraisal Evaluation of what one’s relationship to the environment implies for one’s well-being More complex dimensions of evaluation/appraisal 6 dimensions
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2012 for the course HPS 0625 taught by Professor Macheray during the Fall '09 term at Pittsburgh.

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