PSYC 2500 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Emotion Classification, School Refusal, European Canadian

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Emotions = useful b/c they help ppl adapt to their environments. Functional value of emotions: fear leads to avoiding danger, happiness strengthens relationships, disgust keeps ppl away from things that make them ill. Basic emotions: universal & consist of subjective feeling, physiological change, & overt behaviour: joy, anger, surprise, interest, disgust, sadness, & fear. Newborns experience 2 basic emotions: pleasure & distress. 2-3 months see joy & sadness expressed: 1st social smiles. 6 months fear expressed: stranger wariness/anxiety object permanence. *chart in lecture slide: birth 2 months: contentment (able to experience pleasure) E. g. , baby"s comfortable- aaah, daddy gave me a clean & dry diaper, feel good : 3 months 6 months: joy (shows excitement & happiness) E. g. , baby smiles when they see mom: birth 6 months: interest (shows interest in ppl & environment) E. g. , baby looks intently at mom"s face, eyes, lips)

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