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Class 3- May 20 - 20140520_141436.pdf

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Ashley Waggoner Denton

Page 1Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts and you are a slave to your emotions Elizabeth Gilbertemo combo of thoughts and physiological sensationsBarb fredrickson negative emo easily seenyou can physically sense negative emotion ie fear cortisolunderstand the function of negative emotions ex anger or fear higher heart rate your thoughts are hijacked by your negative thoughts and become into focusenergizing the body overall reciprocal causal loop between thoughts focus emotions physical response the reason is that there is something in the env that is provoking the need for this responseemotions evolve due to specific env demandsnegative emotions fast reactive 14 second physiologicallycognitivelyperceptuallymotivationallyattentivelyintertwinedemotions dont last that long youre not angry for 3 days if you think back to that situation you can recall that anger but you dont stay consistently angry it gets retriggered emotions are not a flat line overall you have fluctuations around your baseline a depressed person may have a lower baseline but they still fluctuate emotionsemotions moods traits ex on vacation youre in a happy mood but you have variability in your emotions the overall tone is positive time is really important key difference between emotions and moods moods cognitive stabilized emotions if you keep thinking about an insult for example the initial emotional reaction extends flat affectapatheticthe distinction bw good and bad anxiety the AMOUNT of emotionsarousal arousal to performance nonetoo much extremes are badtwo different kinds of anxietyfunction and dysfunctional anxietyfunctional connection to env type of anxiety schacter 2 factor theory of emotion physiological and cognitions of a situation quantitative amount and qualitative type of anxietyyerkesDodson curve relationship between arousal and performance change framestress vs eustress engaging you can think about it as a threat or a challenge to overcome the responses for each are different up until a certain point the amount of burnout it leads to is different different consequences on the body so frame something positively challenge or negatively threat then diff consequences
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