Psychology Lecture 30, read Chapter 10, esp 419-437
Deception, Self-Regulation and Arousal
How do we self regulate?
Is arousal related to an emotion?
Does arousal produce pleasure?
o Use of physical space
o Personal space
4 interaction zones
Intimate zone (touching to 0.5 meters out)
o People you are intimate with
Personal zone (0.5 – 1.25 meters)
o People you don’t know
Social zone (1.25 – 3.5 meters)
o Do not know the people, more formal
Public zone (3.5 – 7.5 meters)
o In public, where you have plenty of space
o An act intended to foster a false belief in another
o Ekman and Friesen (1974)
Notion of leakage
Nonverbal cues that escape attempts to conceal
Average close to 55%
Not very accurate, especially when looking only at face
o Some people better?
Customs officials supposedly better
Aren’t really, just use profiles
Some with children supposedly better
o Not really, flawed experiment
Need to use micro-momentary expressions to find out if lie or not
o How is this related to emotion?
o What is it that makes organisms do what they do?
o Control mechanism
Positive or negative feedback
o Basic biological control Orienting responses or taxes
Overall musculature response toward (positive) or away from (negative)
a particular stimulus
o Positive phototaxis in moth
o Maintaining a constant state
Such as temperature control, keeping our body temp
o Homeostatic mechanism