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Lecture 7

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYB10H3
Professor
Elizabeth Page- Gould
Semester
Fall

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Lecture 7 What is an emotion? - a brief physiological and psychological response to an event that is felt subjectively and prepares a person for action Complex emotions - blends of basic emotions - most studied examples o positive emotions o self-conscious emotions Positive emotions - positively-valenced emotions (mostly complex) - most studies examples o gratitude  sense of appreciation o contentment  low in arousal  its like “happy” without and intense feeling o amusement  people try to understand what makes us laugh o desire  intense reward focused positive emotion  usually people ignore risks when they are focused on what they want to achieve o love  many people think this should not be an motion  this is because love seems to be sustained over time Self-conscious emotions - complex emotions elicited by the self - most studied examples o pride  a sense of accomplishment o shame  involved when something wrong is done
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