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University of Toronto St. George
Gordon Anderson

PSY494-Lecture 4 May 31, 2012 Slide 2 - linking the jamesian and cognitive perspectives - Jamesian: bodily changes follow directly the perception of the exciting fact, and that our feeling of the same changes as they occur is the emotion - cognitive: that there are biological parts of the brain that deal with why we have emotions - Schachter and Singer Two factor theory: -Bodily arousal + Cognition =Emotion 3 -the intensity of how much the body is aroused is what’s important - the body arouses to different emotions, not specifically just one type - but arousal is not all that is needed when experiencing an emotion -injecting adrenaline, which creates arousal, does not make an emotion 5,6, 7 -Participants (Injected with epinephrine or saline) in this study were in a room either with a person who was happy or angry - good mood vs. bad mood -in the euphoric condition: confederate was doing things that looked like he/she was in a good mood….like doodling and hula hooping - participants in the anger condition: confederate was angry because of offensive questions in the questionnaire…like if their mom was in an affair etc.. -asked
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