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EmotionsEmotion when we do not listen to our rational moral mindMorality set aside emotionsFunctions of EmotionsEmotionis a rapid appraisal of the personal signicance of the situation which prepares you for action functionalist approach Happiness put you in a state of approacheness which prepares you to interact with other human to open to new experience as you are more likely to explore things when you are happyAnger prepares us to overcome obstaclesIt energizes usFear prepares you to withdraw quickly remove yourself from that situationSadness social isolation Prepare you to go with inside yourself so that you will not be easily hurtFunctionalist approach the broad function of emotions is to energize behaviour aimed at attaining personal goals purpose or goal Emotions exist because they serve purposes which somehow serve our evolutionary past and help us get to where we are todayEmotions and Cognitive Processing Emotions facilitate cognition They are not in conflict for the most partEmotional reactions can lead to learningEg when kid try to stuck their finger into the plug and parent shout DONT this one event can make the kid never try it againEmotions can affect memoryResearches show even in infants once they have a negative experience painful shot in the doctor next time they are at the doctor they are more likely to remember details for that painful eventStudies show children who have traumatic experience eg hurricane and house destroyed those children remember more details flashbulb memoryBidirectional relationshipboth outcome and energizing forceEg you got a young child who first learning to walk They get up take two steps fall flat on his face and gets hurt This experience makes them angry The anger is the result of their behaviour but at the same time that anger makes them try and push their behaviour Development of Emotional Expression ability to express emotions to others and ability to feel emotions both communication and expressionInfant emotions are typically investigated by analyzing facial expressionsFacial expressionsppl of different cultures recognize facial expressions for basic emotionsCrossculturally when show people pictures of facial expression of happiness sadness anger fear disgustsurprise and interest they can point to the correct picturesthere is something innate because people crossculturally have these emotionsThese are basic expressionsCan infants express these basic emotions from birth
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