Basic emotions model:
There are only a select amount of fundamental distinct emotions.
There are a set number.
Universal- same set amount all over.
Built in expression- we should have a distinct and built in way of
expressing the emotion; facial expressio
Eliciting Emotions- if we are going to study emotion, then we have to
create emotion in the lab so that we can then observe it with our
participants. How can we do that? How do you create an emotion for
someone that is coming to the l
Theories of Emotion:
William James (1890s)
James was the first person to really write about emotions and about
how they work. He described the mechanism underlying emotional
responses. He wrote about how there is a commonsense view of
emotion; how the ave
Functions of emotions:
Sometimes emotions have interpersonal functions where they directly
benefit the individual. Fear; if we run away from a bear then that fear
response has directly benefited us.
Social functions: Support relationships that help us to
Saw four comics- first two had pen in between lips and for the second
two we had pen in between teeth.
Is there a difference and why might there be a difference?
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True or false- when false correct to true
Short answer ques
Typically western societies that emphasis the individual being unique,
special, and separate.
Emphasis group harmony, working together as a group.
May inhibit certain emotions
Other aspects- Hormones:
Hormones also play a major role in emotion. Chemicals assembled
in glands in one part of the body.
How to study ANS activation?
Look at pulse or interbeat interval- another way of looking at
heartbeat. How much time is going betwe
Kluver-Bucy Syndrome- emotional changes dues to removal of
Symptoms- did not recognize emotional implications. We saw that
when the animals didnt have the amygdala, they didnt recognize the
emotional triggers that they normally did. Thin
Emotion and the Brain
How to study brain activity and emotions?
1. Lesion studies
When you damage or destroy brain areas and you observe it. It
either could have been damaged already or the researcher could
When talking about these, most the ti
Nonverbal emotions behavior differ from culture to culture.
In different cultures there are different rules about how to display
emotions and how much to display. Display rules of emotions may
interact with professional display rules.
What is stress?
Nonspecific response of the body to any demand made of it.
Selye- General Adaptation Syndrome- when were first under stress
there is an alarm phase. It is normally very brief with a high arousal.
We then move into the resistance ph
Login: Emotion (favorite number)
Research question for this experiment:
a. are we more accurate for identifying emotions for face, voice or
b. Can we identify emotion in face, voice, and posture?
We can use a paired sample T
He came up with the James-Lange theory which states that emotions
are labels that we give to the way that our body reacts to certain
situations. The way our body reacts is the actual emotion.
Thought that the feeling and the respo