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Lecture 14

Lecture 14

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYA02H3
Professor
John Bassili
Semester
Winter

Description
Psychology II Lecture 14 Emotion -relate to physical body condition that autonomic nervous system is responsible for 2 Branches 1) Sympathetic -causes us to experience emotion -take place in good and bad sensation -prepare us and mobilize resources to fight or flee -endocrine system is in charge of hormone secretion James-Lange Theory -most people thought it was fear that drives us run away, James and Lange propose something different -formulated in 1890 -see a bear, sense danger, run away automatically -we adapt well to a situation that we run away without deep thinking -after the physical action, fear is sensed -fear is an after effect -behaviour is adaptive, which is better than deliberate process (stop and think about the situation) Schachter & Singers Two Component Theory -body reacts the same way to happy and fearful situation because they involve the same actions -reason why you feel happy or sad to an event because you att
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