Emotion

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What is an emotion? Emotion can be private, substantive experience that one can have without anyone else being aware of it
Objective Behaviors can be emotive in nature, frantic arm movements, facial expressions, angry shouting
involuntary physiological changes rapid beating heart, shortness of breath, excessive sweating (autonomic nervous system arousal)
Emotion subjective experience that is usually accompanied by objective behaviors (interpreted within a certain context) as well as involuntary physiological changes
Folk psychology = "common sens review"
James-Lange theory physical autonomic arousal (heart races) --> particular emotion experienced
Cannon-Bard Theory are these really independent? bodily response and emotional experiences are simultaneous (neither causes other) --bodily changes are seperated from thought, however, its possible to affect physiology with thought
experiment: subjects injected with adrenaline, randomly assigned to groups positive context - self report "elated" negative context - self report "anger"
Schachter & Singer two factor theory 1. When we experience an emotion, we experience a change in physiological arousal that is non-distinct, or not specific to any one emotion 2. we rely on context (the social, physical, psychological situation) to "label" the specific emotion that caused physiological arousal in the first place the one's cognitive attribution of physiological arousal matters too
emotion & physiological responses
many levels to emotions
cerebrum conscious activities in the cerebrum affects hypothalamus control of the ANS
hypothalamus integration and command center for automatic (visceral) functions; involved in emotions (increased heart-rate, sweaty palms0
brainstem contains major ANS reflex centers (I can't handle this...last report of protection
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