Psychology 2040A/B Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Phineas Gage, Emotion Classification, Social Learning Theory

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Plato: emotions are like drugs they corrupt your emotions like drugs and affect your decision making. Stoics believed that you need to moderate emotion repress them so that you appear brave and unaffected. Recovered most of his functions but he was never able to attach emotions to everyday situations. Died in poverty because he could no longer meet this basic needs. Antonio demasio studied this case lead to the current view hat emotions are central to a healthy social and cognitive functioning. Automatic, patterned response to an event (sometimes you don"t even realize that you are experiencing an emotion because they are so automatic and there are particular patterns in our face and body that are associated with particular emotions) Emotions include behavioural-facial expressions and conscious appraisal of the eliciting event: everyone has a similar pattern of appraisal. Pattern of emotions: fear automatic with facial expressions. Infants are born with the ability to express emotion, anger fear, disgust, etc.

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