Psyc 110 Notes 10-20-2011

Psyc 110 Notes 10-20-2011 - Conclusions Drive states are...

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Conclusions Drive states are internal conditions (hunger, thirst, lust) which orient us to external incentives (food, water, sex partners) Drives result from deviations away from homeostasis Regulatory drives maintain homeostasis (hunger, thirst), while nonregulatory drives have no tissue need (lust, curiousity). Hypothalamus is the hub of central drive systems and controls the 4 F’s Fight Flight Feeding Reproduction Sex hormones have differentiationg (permanent, occur before birth) and activating (temporary, starting around puberty) effects on the body and brain. Heider and Simmel 1944 Even though shapes don’t feelings, people attributed emotions to them What is emotion Subjective feelings that are mentally directed towards an object Person, item, event, either real or imagined. Something that’s significant to person that’s experiencing. Pleasant or unpleasant Physical or mental arousal No agreement on how to classify emotions Adaptive functions Avoid or approach? Avoid scary things? Things that we desire, like food and mating partners, so it can help direct our attention to what’s important to us and have us ignore things that aren’t important Social communication Facial expressions, emotional reactions Generation of Emotions James Peripheral Feedback Theory Perception of stimulus (see a bear) body expression (e.g. increased heart rate experience of emotion (e.g. fear) The physiological response comes first adnd the emotionthat is felt is the label for bodily reaction Problems: assumes unique physiological reaction for each reaction
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2012 for the course PSYC 110 taught by Professor Roberthampton during the Fall '11 term at Emory.

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Psyc 110 Notes 10-20-2011 - Conclusions Drive states are...

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