PSYC 102 Lecture Notes - Lecture 61: Social Comparison Theory, Gie, Biofeedback

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Canon-bard theory: theory proposing that an emotion-provoking event leads simultaneously to an emotion and to bodily reactions feeling and behaviour happen at the same time. Stimulus -> thalamus -> fear and common autonomic arousal. Two factor theory: theory proposing that emotions depend on common patterns of autonomic arousal and cognitive interpretation of that arousal based on the environment. Stimulus -> common autonomic arousal -> brain -> either happy or scared. Capilano bridge study: men feeling more adventurous when on a higher bridge and therefore do call back. Criticisms: although some emotions display similar physiological responses, there is not one common response, some emotions are experiences without arousal. What are the shortcomings of each: describe some unconscious influences on emotion. Unconscious influences on emotion: variables outside our awareness that can affect our feelings. Fit (cid:373)ore (cid:449)ith the (cid:373)ood (cid:271)(cid:272) do(cid:374)"t k(cid:374)o(cid:449) (cid:449)he(cid:374) (cid:455)ou feel it. Automatic generation of emotions: our emotions can be automatic and even subliminal.

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