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Psychology
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PSYA02H3
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John Bassili

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Psych lecture 14
Autonomic nervous system
Sympathetic nervous system
oWhat you feel when you experience extreme emotions (increased heart rate,
blood pressure, breathing rate)
oGetting us ready to fight or flight. State of readiness
oSubjectively experience emotion
Endocrine system
oSecretes hormones
James-Lange Theory
oi.e. see a bear, sense danger, immobilize resources, you are scared
ofear is an after effect of what has happened
Stanley Schachterer Singer Theory- 2 component theory
o Bear example
Runner does not know what emotion he is feeling
The bodily sensations are common to all emotions
All from sympathetic n.s.
Attribute what sensation you have to the context of the situation you
are in
Joseph Ledoux
oHave a quick and automatic way of dealing with situation before we think
about it
oInfo goes to thalamus- sends info to amygdala- endocrine system
oCareful appraisal of situation instead of quick response is a different system
Lie detection (polygraphy) assumes 3 things
oLiar knows that he/she is lying
oLiars efforts at deceptions are accompanied by emotional responses
oEmotional responses cause physiological reactions that cant be controlled
oGalvanic skin response
Sweaty palms, etc
oPolygraph test is proceeded by an interview of yes/no questions to make sure
the suspect understands them and to convince them that the machine works
Control question test
oRelevant questions
oIrrelevant questions
oControl questions upsetting questions that have the same emotional impact
on an innocent person as the critical questions
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Psych lecture 14 Autonomic nervous system Sympathetic nervous system o What you feel when you experience extreme emotions (increased heart rate, blood pressure, breathing rate) o Getting us ready to fight or flight. State of readiness o Subjectively experience emotion Endocrine system o Secretes hormones James-Lange Theory o i.e. see a bear, sense danger, immobilize resources, you are scared o fear is an after effect of what has happened Stanley Schachterer Singer Theory- 2 component theory o Bear example Runner does not know what emotion he is feeling The bodily sensations are common to all emotions All from sympathetic n.s. Attribute what sensation you have to the context of the situation you are in Joseph Ledoux o Have a quick and automatic way of dealing with situation
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