Class Notes (836,992)
Canada (510,027)
Psychology (1,556)
PSYC 100 (245)
Lecture

Feelings.docx

6 Pages
107 Views
Unlock Document

Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 100
Professor
Jaime Palmer
Semester
Fall

Description
Emotion Nov 27th Feelings: States that involve a pattern of COG, PSYC and behavioural reaction to events. Functions: - Evolution - Social communication - Learning/reward 4 Features of emotions 1. Emotions are triggered by eliciting stimuli. 2. Responses result from appraisals of these stimuli. 3. Our bodies respond to our appraisals. 4. Emotions involve behaviour tendencies  Expressive – demonstrating our emotions.  Instrumental – allow us to do something to change our emotional state. PSYC responses v - Eliciting stimuli -> COG appraisal --- Instrumental behaviour ^ Expressive behaviours Eliciting stimuli - Trigger emotional responses - External or internal  External ex: lottery ticket  Internal ex: memory of winning the lottery - Determining value of eliciting stimuli is an innate ability - Also influenced by learning Appraisals - COG appraisals  Interpretations of and meanings that we attach to sensory stimuli  Conscious or unconscious o Ex: odors Appraisals: Role of culture - Strong cross-cultural similarities - Some appraisals differ by culture Physiology - Limbic system - Cortex - Thalamus – dual response pathways 1. Sensory input comes in to the Thalamus. (Activation of emotions) 2. Amygdala gives a primitive response. (Physiological and behavioural components) 3. Sensory impulses to neocortex for COG processing 4. Cerebral cortex receives sensory input from Thalamus. Activation of emotions by COG processes Right/Left brain - Right: Negative emotions - Left: Positive emotions Behaviours - Expressive behaviours  Evoke empathy - Charles Darwin – emotional displays contribute to survival  Fundamental emotional patterns
More Less

Related notes for PSYC 100

Log In


OR

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit