Introduce or remove potential emotional triggers Promote contact with close

Introduce or remove potential emotional triggers

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Introduce or remove potential emotional triggers Promote contact with close others Attentional deployment Provide distraction Suggest and reinforce the redirection of attention Cognitive change Suggest alternative interpretations Provide new information about the elicitor Response modulation Restrict available responses Taking control (such as forbidding a person, or prison) “Flashbulb” = photographic o What you were wearing o What was going on that day o How you learned about the event o Even minute details about other parts of the day …
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Flashbulb memories arent more accurate youre just more confident o Many different functions contribute to better confidence. We constantly are reminded of the event through media outlets Social bonds with the central people in the flashbulb eliciting event à greater confidence People ignore cues for forgetting, because they are motivated to avoid appearing to have forgotten their memory for culturally-important events Emotion congruence o We are better able to remember things that match our current felt emotion Positive Emotions: Increases the use of heuristics and quick thinking, induce “broad, flexible cognitive organization and ability to integrate diverse material”, Positive emotions help us build resources and connections that have long-term adaptive benefits Affect-as-information: Emotions are informative for judgments … o Why? Emotions provide a signal about our internal states and external environmen Emotions are accessible information that can be readily applied to a judgment This process critically depends on the attributions that we generate about our emotions o Predicted that people will use current emotion as information in judgment only when they do not attribute their current emotions to an external factor
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