Nature of Emotions 10 21 09

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Nature of Emotions 10 21 09 Hybrid Theories in Psychology: Labeling Theory A natural move o Why should we pick out one of the components of emotions? Instead, one could propose that emotions are essentially made of several components Hybrid theories of emotions o Emotions involve essentially several elements Aristotle Labeling theory in modern psychology (schacter) o Complication 1 Which elements are essential? o Complication 2 The coordination problem If many elements are essential to emotions, how are they organized? Schacter and Singer o The James/Cannon controversy James: Stimulus > Perception > Body changes > perception of feeling fear “I’m afraid because I’m running, …” Cannon’s first objection Lack of specificity Body changes not specific to emotions Schacter and Singer’s Labeling theory: a solution to this controversy o There may be some differences in the patterns of body changes associated with emotions
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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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