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Psychology
10/27/2009

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Emotions are a mix of 3 factors
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Physiological activation, Expressive behavior, and Concious Experiences
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James-Lange Theory
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our expierence of emotion is our awareness of our physiological response to emotion-arousing stimuli

body's response --> feelings
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Cannon-Bard Theory
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physiological arousal and our emotional experience occurs simultaneously

emotions occur separately from (though simultaneously w/) the body's arousal
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Schachter-Singer two factor theory
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our physiology and our cognitions together create emotion
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cognitions=
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perceptions, memories, interpretations
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Awareness of arousal -->
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growing emotion
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Autonomic Nervous System
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mobiizes for action, then alms, controls arousal via sympathetic division which directs adrenal glands to release hormones (adrenaline)
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Parasympathetic division takes over...
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calming your body
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Although we usually perform best when we feel _______, the level of arousal for optimal performance _____________
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moderately aroused, varies for different tasks
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________ physical arousal taxes the body
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prolonged
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Does research pinpoint any distinct physiological indicators or brain pattern indicators of each emotion?
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sometimes
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Emotions differ in the...
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brain circuits they use
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Negative emotions...
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show more brain activity in the right prefrontal cortex
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Depression-prone people also show
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more right frontal activity
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Positive Emotions
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more activity in the left frontal lobe

may be because of the rich supply of dopamine receptors
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Varied emotions invove a similar...
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general autonomic arousal
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2 things help explain why we experience emotions differently
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physiological and brain differences
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"Our body's reactions are an important ingredient of emotion"
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James and Lange
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"There is more to the experience of emotion than reading our body's responses"
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Cannon and Bard
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Lie detectors measure
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physical responses that accompany emotion
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Physical responses that accompany emotion
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changes in breathing, cardiovascular activity, and perspiration
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For lie detectors an innocent person..
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might also respond w/ heightened tension
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"guilty knowledge test"
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ties responses to crime-scene details known only to the guilty person
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Cognition and Emotion
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the connection between what we think and how we feel
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Cognition can
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define emotion
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Schachter's two-factor theory of emotion
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sometimes our aroused response to one event spills over into our response to the next event

a stirred up state can be experienced as one emotion or another very different one-depending on how we interpret and label it
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_____ + ______ = emotion
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arousal, label
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arousal ______; cognition _______ it
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fuels emotion, channels
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Cognition does not always...
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precede emotion
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Robert Zajonc contends
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we actually may have many emotional rxns apart from, or even before, our interpretations of a situation