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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 1010
Professor
Julie Dowsett
Semester
Winter

Description
Theories  of  emotions   Common  sense   • stimulusà  conscious  feelingàautonomic  arousal   • “I  tremble  because  I  feel  afraid”     James-­‐Lange   • Stimulusà  autonomic  arousalàconscious  feeling     • “I  feel  afraid  because  I  tremble”   • Every  different  emotion  is  accompanied  by  a  specific  pattern  or  set  of   reactions.  You  use  that  info  to  give  you  feedback  about  the  emotion  that  you   are  feeling     Cannon-­‐Bard   • Stimulusàsubcortical  brain  activity  (thalamus)àindependently  and   simultaneously  you  get:  (1)  emotional  experience  and  (2)  autonomic  or   physiological  arousal  (general  arousal)   • You  can  have  physiological  reactions  but  that  doesn’t  necessarily  lead  to   emotions   • One  general  type  of  arousal     • “The  dog  makes  me  tremble  and  I  feel  afraid”     Schachter’s  2  factor  theory   • StimulusàGeneral  arousalàcognitive  appraisalàconscious  feeling   • “I  label  my  trembling  as  fear  because  I  appraise  the  situation  as  dangerous”     spill  over  effectà  the  arousal  will  spill  over,  the  arousal  fuels  the  emotions  and  the   cognitions  will  direct  that  arousal     Zajonc  &  LeDoux   • Emotions  can  follow  two  different  brain  pathways     • Stimulusà  emotional  response  OR   •  Stimulusàappraisalàemotional  response     Lazurus     • When  you  do  a  cognitive  appraisal  of  a  situation,  this  can  happen   unconsciously  (unlike  Schachter,  where  it’s  conscious)       Happiness,  surprise,  disgust,  sadness,  fearàPure  emotions   Desire,  jealous,  pride,  love,  disappointmentàMixed  emotions   • A  combination  of  the  pure  emotions     Facial  feedback  hypothesis   • You  can  use  facial  expressions  as  feedback  of  wha
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