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Unformatted text preview: volve a pattern of cognitive, physiological, & behavioral reactions to events Emotions ADAPTIVE ADAPTIVE: – Fear & alarm are part of emergency arousal system are (fight (fight-or-flee in face of threat) – Positive emotions serve important functions: form important intimate relationships, explore, consider new ideas, try new new ways to achieve goals, play… SOCIAL COMMUNICATION: provide clues about provide internal internal states & intentions, influence how others react (e.g. (e.g. negative or positive emotional reactions induce reactive behavior by by others; happy individuals are attractive; depressed are avoided) 23 Create PDF files without this message by purchasing novaPDF printer ( 11/30/2009 The Nature of Emotions Emotional Emotional states are dynamic & share 4 common features features 1. Triggered by external/internal eliciting stimuli 2. Result from appraisals of stimuli (perceived meaning Result perceived & significance) significance) 3. Bodies respond physiologically to appraisals 4. Include behavior tendencies: some are e...
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