psych106-16

psych106-16 - Lecture 16(March 1st Emotional Behaviors...

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2) The Limbic System 3) Positively Reinforced Behaviors 4) Connections of the Amygdala and Response Properties 5) The Amygdala & Fear (not Anxiety next lecture) 7) Hormonal Control of Aggression DON ` T WORRY ABOUT: Anxiety-Reducing Drugs, Panic Disorder Lecture 16 (March 1 st ): Emotional Behaviors Lecture Outline
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10 emotions : distress, anger , disgust, contempt, fear , shame, guilt, interest, happiness , surprise Emotional Behaviors : Aggression (resulting from anger ) Avoidance (resulting from fear ) Reinforced Behavior (in order to get happiness )
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Hypothalamus LIMBIC SYSTEM Papez (1937) Frontal Cortex Control of Limbic Activity Phineas Gage (1848) Cats with frontal cortex removed (Philip Bard 1929, 1934)
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NOTE: Not all reinforced behaviors lead to happiness! Additions are things we TRY TO GET, but we don’t always always LIKE For example, can work hard to get your paycheck, but may not feel happy when you get it. Subsystems of the Limbic System 1) Septum, Cingulate Gyrus, Nucleus Accumbens: - reinforced behaviors, rewards - happiness? * Skinner Box: Rats will press lever to self-stimulate these brain areas * Monkeys will do this 8000x/hour * Rats choose brain stimulation over food and pups
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l Happiness z is…. …what usually results from a positively reinforced behavior Reinforcer: INCREASES likelihood of behavior A hungry rat will be made l happy z by eating food. usually because the reinforcer makes you HAPPY Or……. . Harry is made
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