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Lecture 6 - Emotions
1.Emotions involve your whole being
oAre cognitive and physiological processes as well as emotional
2.Life is very strongly influenced by emotions
oEX = (best times, stupidest moments)
oCognition and emotion are highly interwoven
3. If people were primarily economically motivated, then there would be almost no
volunteering, chess, liberal arts education, etc.
4.Embodied cognition
oWarmth vs. Cold as embodied metaphor for relationship closeness
If holding a warm/cold drink, you will feel closer/more distant from
friends and family
5.Framing effects - top down processing; once a frame of thought is adopted, all
thought processes adhere to that frame
oWorks because it shifts the emotional tone and then shifts thinking pattern
to be consistent with that tone
6.Modal of the family
oPatriarchal, strong-daddy model - based on discipline and obedience
Correlates with conservative policies, strong military and police, and
few social programs
oNurturing, egalitarian model - based on communication, respect, love, and
Correlates with progressive policies, focus on collaboration and power-
sharing, community, and strong social safety net
7.Understanding people and persuasion happens on a much more basic level than
previously thought
8.Positive and Negative Emotions
oTwo separate systems:
Occur independently
Positive affect = dopamine and approach motivation
Negative affect = norepinephrine and avoidance motivation
9.Schachter-Singer two factor theory of emotion
oEmotion = physiological markers + cognitive interpretation (label)
10.Falling in love >> does arousal and cognition attribution of that arousal play a role
in falling love?
11.The Misattribution of Arousal
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