Psychology 102: Developmental, Social, Personality, and Clinical Psychology
Origins of Emotional Expression:
Darwin speculated that facial expressions preceded spoken language
o Survival value
o Experts are 54% accurate
Izard (1977) isolated 10 emotions
Presented in infancy, except …. Contempt, shame and guilt
What do you think the emotions are?
Video clip "Emotional Revealed"
Levels of Emotion:
Ekman - "Emotions Revealed"
Discrete emotions are real
Discrete emotions are universal
Discrete emotions are biologically drive, not just socially learned
o Run away from danger
o Brings us closer to others
o Protects us from harm
Not just instinctive
Learning to be afraid (Baby Albert)
Learning to stop being afraid (Snakes)
Biology of Fear:
Some fears are