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PSYC18 - Lecture 01

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC18H3
Professor
Gerald Cupchik
Semester
Winter

Description
PSYC18 – Lecture 1  two approaches in psychology  1. cognitive/language orientated  focuses on arousal about something  AKA core affect/conceptual actions • M/C question  dominant group  doesn’t believe in emotions  2. natural kinds  tied to bodily processes that are inherited  6 primary emotions mainly discussed • 1. happy­sad • 2. fear­anger • 3. interest­disgust  Can you separate cognition and emotions?  yes and no  How does cognition, emotion and perception work together in bodily processes?  How are feelings and emotions related to affects?  cognitive/natural kinds have different POVs about  feelings  emotions  cognition  affects  behavior psychologists  don’t like people  trust people  clinical psychologists  like people  don’t trust people  humanistic psychologists  like and trust people  don’t’ like behavioral/clinical psychologists Humility underlies this course. It’s important to build a model that  incorporates all perspectives.  concepts of worlds  1. Umwelt  physical/organic  e.g. caveman drawing a rhino on a cave  we used to live in Umwelt prior to electricity  2. Mitwelt  social  3. Eigenwelt  relation with selves  Umwelt, Mitwelt, Eigenwelt  all real and all there at once  note: German nouns start with capitals required vocabulary   situations  set of circumstances within which we find ourselves in our worlds  Kurt's behavior formula: B= F{P,E}  moved from Europe to North America  escaped from the Nazis  influenced behaviorism (in the 1940s) Professor proposes a different behavior formula   E= F{P,S}  experience is a function of a person in a situation  e.g. get blown off after proposing to romantic partner  we're in  worlds  Umwelt  Mitwelt  Eigenwelt   situations  episodes  Events episodes are orderly   e.g. dates/appointments have beginnings/middles/ends  lives are aspects of stories  events are one­off/unique   e.g. marriage, Professor was trapped on an island for a week If you want to do well in this course, pull up relevant life experiences.  experiences (EXPs)   cannot have EXPs when brain is on automatic pilot   absorbing mental  tates evoked by personally/socially meaningful situations  e.g. EXP watching Greek Orthodox wedding  always about something/has a structure  different parts of who we are come together to create a coherent whole  EXPs composed of perception, cognition and bodily  continues until there's a change in   situation  interpretation  always accompanied by feelings related to  pain/pleasure  arousal/excitement  "one… moment"   note: important insight for Prof   e.g. Partner says relationship isn't working which causes you to feel grief and while in it, you cannot  get out of it. Later, you can only reflect on the EXP.  wisdom comes from people who accumulate and reflect on EXPs  When do episodes/events begin/end?  fuzzy boundaries for episodes  concepts need to be fuzzy  one­off refers to  singular   1­time only  2 kinds of EXPs  1. action  adapt to challenging situations • d
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