100,000,000,000 neurons, 10,000-150,000synapses
Cortex mapped into 50 distinct regions known as Broadmann Areas
PET and fMRI show pictures of the brain activity changing overtime in the course of
different emotional sta
Charles Darwin: evolutionary approach
how are emotions expressed in humans and other animals?
Where do our emotions come from?
emotional expressions derive largely from habits that in our evolutionary or
individual past had once been useful. So,
Chapter 2- evolution of emotion
Elements of an Evolutionary Approach
According to Darwin Evolution comprises 3 elements:
Superabundance: animals and plants produce more offspring than necessary to
Variation: Each offspring may be so
Culture: A system of ideas and practices held in common in a particular society or
set of societies
Society group of people who live in a particular place at a particular time.
Early philosophical theories distrusted Emotions.
Plato (375 BC)
NonVerbal Behavior in Flirting
Patterns of nonverbal behaviour predict success in romantic encounters
(Givens, 1983; Perper, 1985).
Initial attention-getting phase: Men roll their shoulders, raise their arms to show off
status; Women smile coyly, they l
The Autonomic Nervous System :
- Neural signals from the cortex communicate with the limbic system and the
hypothalamus, which send signals to clusters of neurons of the autonomic
nervous system and target organs, glands, muscles, and blood vess
5 mc questions from first half of the course and 90% from second half
Short answers and mc weight equally
1 question per chapter for short answer questions
Review Midterm MC Test
12. Which one of the following is an adaptation that has evolved to help
PSYC 389 Textbook Notes Chap 10
Emotion Regulation: strategies we use to control which emotions we have,
when we have them and how strongly we experience and express them
Coping: attempt to reduce negative emotion during and after a stressful