PSYC21H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Social Emotions, Multiple Choice, Display Rules

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Published on 21 Apr 2013
School
UTSC
Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC21H3
Professor
Lecture 5
09/10/12
Emotions: Thoughts about feelings
- Attachment conceptualized as how we regulate our emotions
- What aspects of emotion are important for social development
Expression
Understanding
Regulation
- How we learn to express, understand and regulate emotions
Relationships
Perspectives on emotional development
- Biological
Emotional expressions are innate and universal, rooted in human evolution and
based on anatomical structures
For survival
Face gets a lot of attention because you can differentiate emotions depending on
the muscles on the face that are activated
Because everybody recognizes those facial expressions everyone knows what you
are talking about universal
- Learning
Useful for explaining individual differences in emotional expression
Variations seen in the way ppl express their emotions
Parents behaviours reinforce how often an infant will show or express these
emotions e.g. parenting style that will show how often a child will be happy etc
- Functional
Purpose of emotions is to help ppl achieve their social and survival goals
Emotions have signals which makes the functional
Each emotion provides motivation
Allows to signal to the environment
What are emotions?
- Primary emotions: emerge early in life and do not require introspection or self-
reflection (fear, joy, disgust, surprise, sadness and interest)
- Secondary emotions: emerge in second year of life and depend on a sense of self and
the awareness of other ppls reactions (jealousy, guilt, shame, pride, embarrassment,
empathy)
Development of emotions
- Use of coding systems to discern emotional expressions in infancy
Maximally Discriminative Facial Movement (Max)
- Primary emotions
Joy
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Attachment conceptualized as how we regulate our emotions. What aspects of emotion are important for social development. How we learn to express, understand and regulate emotions. Emotional expressions are innate and universal, rooted in human evolution and based on anatomical structures. Face gets a lot of attention because you can differentiate emotions depending on the muscles on the face that are activated. Because everybody recognizes those facial expressions everyone knows what you are talking about universal. Useful for explaining individual differences in emotional expression. Variations seen in the way ppl express their emotions. Parents behaviours reinforce how often an infant will show or express these emotions e. g. parenting style that will show how often a child will be happy etc. Purpose of emotions is to help ppl achieve their social and survival goals. Emotions have signals which makes the functional.

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