Psychology 2040A/B Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: 18 Months, Cortisol, Dwarfism

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These are rapid appraisals of personal significance of situations that prepare you for action (emotions make you act on it). They express your readiness to establish, maintain, or change your relation to the environment on a matter of importance to you. E(cid:454)(cid:895) i like (cid:449)hat is happe(cid:374)i(cid:374)g so i"(cid:373) goi(cid:374)g to (cid:272)o(cid:374)ti(cid:374)ue, i do(cid:374)"t like this so ill (cid:272)ha(cid:374)ge it. ** emotional reaction to a situation affects your desire to repeat that experience. Functionalist approach to emotions: the broad function of emotions is to energize the behavior aimed at attaining personal goals, emotions change your course of action to make the situation better. It believes emotions are central to our cognition, social behaviour and even our health. The(cid:455) lead to lea(cid:396)(cid:374)i(cid:374)g esse(cid:374)tial fo(cid:396) su(cid:396)(cid:448)i(cid:448)al e(cid:454)(cid:895) (cid:862)hot(cid:863) the gestures and emotion of mom allows child to learn this thing was hot. The brain is designed to have emotions stimulate learning.

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