Nature of Emotions 10 13 09

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Nature of Emotions 10 13 09 Midterm: 15 questions on courseweb, each question about 2/3 or ¾ of a page, most questions from lectures. Cognivitists: emotions = judgments o Psychologists: emotions involve judgments Lazarus and Alfert 1964 o Film showing genital surgery on adolescent males in the Arunta Tribe Gruesome Subincision ritual: incision in penis o 2 conditions 2 groups Group 1 o One description emphasizes the trauma of the ritual Group 2 o Another describes the ritual in a mater-of-fact way Self-report and physiological response measures Importance of having distinct measures o People can lie, or may not be good at describing feelings o Interpretation People’s beliefs about a situation influence their emotions This is to be expected if emotions essentially involve judgments Gruesome scene > (judgments, this is a traumatic experience) > disgust Gruesome scene > (judgments, this is a mere ritual) > not disgusted o Supports Lazarus:
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