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Lecture 4

Lecture 4-Temperament and Emotional Development Sept 29

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY311H1
Professor
Almas
Semester
Fall

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PSY311: Lecture #4 Temperament & Emotional Development Sept, 29th, 2008 Introduction to emotions heart rate galvanic skin response goal is to get close to stimuli that bring about positive emotions discrete emotions theory specific emotions as being biologically programmed accompanied by a distinct set of bodily and facial cues see emotions early in life emotions are evolutionary adaptive (comes mainly from Darwin) ie. infant crying will lead to infant being taken care of via food, comfort etc. happiness, sadness, anger, fright functionalist approach to emotional development emotions are goal related our emotions help us achieve a goal do not believe emotions are present at birth, but are learned learned through social experiences parents guide and teach Development of Emotions basic emotions develop early in life (infants around 2month) thought to be innate social smile interaction (smile) with caregiver reciprocated by the caregiver and reinforces the sm
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