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Michael Inzlicht

Emotions lec 9 -emotions experience have now are residue from previous emotions -events are historically oriented -formal things that happened in my life affect new things Homeostatic model -cultureal social world is running along there are certain rules in our culture, body is running according to rules and the mind is and they combine to produce full blown emotion -is there a continuity of instinct from animal world to human world -freud is building bridges between organic system and noetic system -importance is psychic energy - fantasy and need being emerged -something going on organically manifest itself noetically -relationship between instinct and emotions -emotions are liberated instincts Four characteristics of an instinct -take animal model and personal growth together -when you’re a kid you have fundamental needs, as an adult you have same need of acquisition but object changes -freud is beginning with a biological model, founded in the animal world, and how the organism functions -attention reduction model Is organism function -flexibility human thought brings to organic model -there is no flexibility with instincts they are wired in -emotions and feelings have a lot more flexibility built in in comparison with instinct -the stimulus that interacts can change over time, we’re not caught in an instinctual world -instincts are hard wired and narrowly defined, emotions are liberated instincts -we can have a boundary from ourselves, we can avoid things from ourselves, hide from ourselves -unconscious can be seen as a part of our world that has borders, there’s borders within ourselves -you can have certain ideas that are considered inadmissible because you belong to a certain society -we need to understand social construction of admissibility -piaget-stages of moral development ,early stages we believe God created the rules and there is nothing to discuss, 8 beyond we move from morality of constraint to morality of cooperation, we understand rules are social constructions -in social worlds there are different concepts of whats real and acceptable -preconscious: you’re not thinking about it right now -unconcious: you are not gonna find it, the experiences are buried, its there to protect us from being overwhelmed with negative emotions repression: ideas with affect are repressed and the idea and affect are seperated -if something is painful, a technique to hid it is takin the emotion and separating if off from what it is about -affect can be inhibited -anxiety is an unspecified concern about the adverse effects on the future -emotions inside of you are being expressed in an imagined event -unconscious carries into adulthood unresolved issues -the unconscious filled with unresolved issues-freud -Unresolved issues with friends or family put em on the table then you’re not burdened -repressed ideas become fantasy because you are not putting them on the table -fantasy are imagined resolutions -unconscious domain of unresolved issues Primary process thinking -part of search for meaning -lies at the heart of our creativity, what a child takes early on -bring together in a relationship things that don’t usually come together -permit yourself to do that is foundation of your originality but you have to do it -there are no rules -primary process thinking you are not rule constrained -permitting yourself of your freedom to have fantasy of how you are gonna be  Displacement: cannot think about this, get your need satisfied in your dream protect innocence  condensation: have a situation where an entire something is encapsulated into a single thing, mind works in flexible creative way to allow you to get your energy out, there’s ways you can get it out  condensation: secondary process thinking -you can hall the creativity but If you cant see it clearly there’s no point -when you are doing something creative, it’s a transformation of what occurred before, its not a random narrative -you’re taking a look at a problem and bringing to bear outlier ideas -ther needs to be a balance between primary process and secondary process -unique insights you understand issues from mainstream viewpoint -need to build a bridge between idea
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