Emotions - The Pillow Method Position 1 Im Right Youre...

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The Pillow Method Position 1: I’m Right, You’re Wrong Position 2: You’re Right, I’m Wrong Position 3: Both Right, Both Wrong Position 4: The Issue Isn’t as Important as it Seems Position 5: There is Truth in All Four Perspectives The Perception Process Influences on Perception Common Tendencies in Perception Perception Checking Empathy, Cognitive Complexity and Communication Emotions: Physiological Factors Strong emotions are coupled with strong physiological factors Physical components of fear: Increased heart rate Rise in blood pressure Increase in adrenaline secretions Elevated blood sugar A slowing of the digestive system Nonverbal Reactions Feelings are often apparent by observable reactions Appearance Changes Blushing, sweating, etc Behavioral Changes Facial expression Posture Gestures Different vocal tone or rate Cognitive Interpretations The mind plays an important role in determining emotional states
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Unformatted text preview: • The symptoms of fear discussed earlier are similar to those of excitement, joy and other emotions • If you were to monitor someone having a strong emotional reaction, you would have a hard time ascertaining which emotion the person was experiencing • Verbal Expression • Words can be required to discover the depth or intensity of the emotion • At times we can’t rely on perceptiveness to be sure a message is communicated • Is a new acquaintance mistaking your friendlessness as a come-on? • Is a lover’s unenthusiastic response a sign of boredom with you, or something less personal? • Personality • There is a clear relationship between personality and the way we experience and express emotions • Extroverts tend to report more positive emotions • Neurotic individuals tend to report more negative emotions • Personality doesn’t have to govern your communication satisfaction...
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  • Spring '14
  • Boragine
  • Communications, Psychology, strong emotions, elevated blood sugar, Cognitive Complexity and Communication, strong physiological factors

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