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behaviors (e.g. smiling) ; others are instrumental
behaviors (e.g. fighting out in self-defense) Eliciting Stimuli
Trigger cognitive appraisals & emotional responses
External OR internal (e.g. thought of coming vacation,
memory of unpleasant event)
INNATE biological factors determine which stimuli
evoke strongest emotions since infancy (evolutionary
value) (► most phobias involve “primal” stimuli not
LEARNING: experience can ► people/situations
CULTURE: physical features (ornamental scars) 24
Create PDF files without this message by purchasing novaPDF printer (http://www.novapdf.com) 11/30/2009 The Cognitive Component
Interpretations & meanings that we attach to sensory
Inner experience influences expression & action
Often we’re not consciously aware of appraisals
Different people/times have different emotional
reactions to same object, situation, or person The Cognitive Component
Culture & Appraisal:
Strong similarities in ap...
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