PSYC18: Psychology of Emotion:
Chapter 1 Notes: Approaches To Understanding Emotion
-many ppl argue that our emotions are base and destructive success is reached through
control of ones desires and reason.
-Epicureans and Stoics influential early theorist
Evolution of Emotion Chapter 2
-We were took down from our throne as a special, unique species created by god by
understanding we evolved from apes.
-Expression: Darwins term for the more or less involuntary changed of face, voice and
posture that are obs
Elements of Emotion Part 2
Communication of Emotion
-Givens (1983) and Perker (1985) observed flirting and patterns of non-verbal behs. At
singles bars attention getting phase, recognition phase and then the keeping-time phase
Five Kinds of N
Bodily Changes and Emotion
-William James (1884): Contended that the origins of emotional experience in the body.
*Physiological reaction experience of emotion.
-Every emotion involves a distinct bodily reverberation detected by the autonomic
Emotions and The Brain
Ex./ treatment of patients with sleeping sickness illustrates how brain regions and
neurotransmitters are intimately involved with emotion
admin of L-Dopa caused violent appetites because the neural activity
stimulated by the drug
Cultural Understandings of Emotions
-Ex./ Catherine Lutz in Ifaluk society (small island in Pacific Ocean): social concern for
others is very importantlittle girl making silly faces (womens need to show song or
justifiable anger) for lack of social intell
Chapter 3 Cultural Understandings of Emotions_
The Construction of Emotions in the West
Culture is a system of ideas and practice that are held common in a particular society and a society is a
group of people who live in a particular place at a particu
Chapter 1 - Approaches to Understanding Emotions_
What is an Emotion? First Ideas
An emotion is a psychological state or process that mediates between our concerns (or goals) and events
of our world.
Emotions are rational in that they help us deal ada
Chapter 2 - Evolution of Emotions_
Evolution the theory of how species developed has become the central concept of biology. It also offers
insights into the nature of emotions.
Among the evidence that Darwin advanced for his theory of evolution was th