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Psyc18 lec 4 - Kurt Lewin – stressed the interaction of person and environment. Behavior is a factor of its environment. - Aristotelian approach – separate rules for different kinds of earth and space - Essentializing – ranking of intelligence. Eg hangs the IQ label around your neck. – these qualities are essesntial to you. Attached to you - Whereby a person object of event is seen to have a central quality inside of it that defines it. And there is no room to change that. - Purpose is built into the system – teleology - Galilean mode of thinking – more dynamic – the persons behavior will be shaped by the qualities they have and the situations they are in. - the situation is fundamental in understanding emotional events. - lewin - iF we want to study something in the lab, the lab must be a recreation of the world out there. The laboratory must be a microcosm of the real world. - Durkheim – anomic suicide – the person feels totally isolated with their world. - the history of emotion -aistotle – ‘passion’ Ludovicus Vives – passiones – very intense, overwhelming. Passive, reacting to your world. Also can be disruptive Discursive Space – the domain in which people talk. People use language in differnet eras in different ways. Murray 1888 – emotions – moving out of somewhere to somewhere else. The word came to mean a moving , stirring of a physical sense. 1. Affective Process 2. Feelings 3. Emotions - Simple feelings are attached to sensory excitations. (sensations (externally)) - Negative organic feelings – More internal - Activity feelings – fundamental to emotion – Moving away from the gut to the
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