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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY270H1
Professor
Gillian Rowe
Semester
Fall

Description
Emotion & Cognition Paul Ekman • 6 facial expressions are hardwired in every culture • Happiness, sadness, surprise, fear, disgust & anger • We have a negative emotional system Capilano Bridge Study • Shows misattribution of arousal • Way more guys crossing the scary bridge call her back than the  low bridge.  More risk­taking guys are crossing the scary bridge,  more likely to call the women.  Guys crossing the scary bridge  are physiologically aroused – heightens the attractiveness of the  woman (guys find her more attractive) Falling In Love • Physiologically aroused (dancing, music, sex, parties...ect) • Are you really in love or physiologically aroused because of your  environment and arousals? Emotion & Cognition Are Interwoven • People are emotional beings, not rational  • We believe we have to convince people through rational  argument, but in fact, we need to talk to their hearts and emotions • Central (minds) vs. peripheral (emotional processes) persuasion • Consciousness unfolds through systems, that are built on other  systems • Social pain: we evolved pain systems (social rejection).  You are  actually feeling physical pain • “War on terror” activates certain words associated with the word  “w
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