Lecture Notes 2: Experience of Emotions
Objective 6: Explain how the spillover effect influences our experience of emotions.
The spillover effect occurs when our arousal from one event influences our response to
Emotional arousal is sometime
Lecture Notes 3: Communicating Emotions
Objective 9: Describe some gender differences in perceiving and communicating emotions.
Women then to express more complex emotions than men.
Women are also much better at reading peoples emotions.
Women are more op
Lecture Notes 4: Facial Feedback and Behavior
Objective 12: Discuss the facial feedback and behavior feedback phenomena, and give an
example of each.
The facial feedback phenomenon states that expressions intensify our emotions by
activating muscles which
Lecture Notes 1: Physiological Arousal
Objective 4: Name three emotions that involve similar physiological arousal.
When people experience fear, anger or sexual arousal, they show the same physiological
Facial expressions however vary for e
Lecture Notes 5: Fears
Objective 14: State two ways we learn our fears.
Experience is what causes humans to fear different things.
Conditioning of emotions is associating emotions with specific situations.
Observational learning of fear is watching other
Lecture Notes 6: Feel-good emotions
Venting rage may calm us temporarily however in the long run, it does not reduce anger
and it may actually increase it.
Anger is better handled by waiting until the level of physical arousal diminishes, calming
Lecture Notes 10: Torts
TYPES OF TORTS:
Intentional Tort: A wrongful act committed knowingly and with the intent to commit the
act (not necessarily with the intent to do harm).
Unintentional Tort: A wrongful act committed without knowledge of its wrongful
Lecture Notes 9: Criminology
The law of torts is concerned with wrongful conduct by one person that causes injury to another.
Tort is French for wrong. For acts that cause physical injury or that interfere with physical
security and freedom of movement, t
Lecture Notes 7: Long-Term Variations
Objective 18: Discuss some of the daily and long-term variations in the duration of emotions.
Negative emotions tend to be highest just after we wake up and before we go to sleep.
Positive emotions however rise gradua
Lecture Notes 8: Levels of Happiness
After we adapt to a new level of achievement we consider it normal and therefor need
something even better to make us feel happy.
Relative deprivation the perception that one is worse off relative to those with whom on