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PSYC 102: Lecture 13

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PSYC 102
David Klonsky

Psychology 102: Developmental, Social, Personality, and Clinical Psychology Lecture #13 Emotion - Chapter 12  A mix of physiological activation, expressive behaviours, conscious experience  Enhance survival  Focus our attention and energize out action  Strongest when we have strong want/need to avoid or obtain Common Sense View:  Thought comes first (am I safe in this dark alley?), then come emotion (fear)  First comes emotion (fear), then comes physiological activity (heart-racing) James-Lange Theory:  William James and Carl Lange  Physiological activity precedes the emotional experience Cannon-Bard Theory:  Emotion and body's arousal are simultaneous Two-Factor Theory:  Physical arousal + cognitive label = emotion  What social psychological study have we discussed might support the theory? Embodied Emotion:  Emotion involve bodily responses o Ex. Butterflies in our stomach o Ex. Neurons activated in the brain Autonomic Nervous System:  Every part of the body's nervous system that is not the spine and the brain  Mobilizes us for an action o Respiration increases and supplies more oxygen o Blood get pumped to major muscle groups  Has two branches o Sympathetic branch  Arousing  Stress hormones (ex. Adrenaline) o Parasympathetic branch  Calming  Inhibits release of stress hormones Arousal and Perfo
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