PSY 001 Lecture Notes - Lecture 20: Facial Feedback Hypothesis, Autonomic Nervous System, Botulinum Toxin

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Published on 13 Aug 2020
School
College of The Sequoias
Department
Psychology (PSY)
Course
PSY 001
Professor
Psych 1
David Nguyen
General Psych
Spring 2018
College of the Sequoias
James Lange Theory of Emotion: idea that perception of bodily changes provides
the feeling aspect of emotion
You don’t run away because you feel fear, you feel fear because you
are running away
Is physiological arousal necessary for emotion?
Pure autonomic failure and BOTOX
Pure autonomic failure: condition in which autonomic
nervous system stops regulating the organ
Emotions feel less intense
Botox
Reported weaker than usual emotional feelings while
watching short videos
Is physiological arousal sufficient?
Facial feedback hypothesis
Facial expressions
Facial expressions can help to communicate emotions
Duchenne smile: a voluntary smile doesn't use the muscles around the eyes, a
real smile does
A facial expression can be described as a combination of independent
components
Utility of emotions
Sad people are more realistic and are able to thoroughly look through details
for a decision
Regulation of behavior
Call our attention to important things and helps us realize
priorities
Moral reasoning
The "trolley" experiment/ pushing someone off a bridge
When faced with a moral decision, we decide based off of
emotion
Impaired emotions
Brain damage to prefrontal cortex could cause lack of/ no emotion
Impulsive decisions
Can't maintain normal friendships, keep a job, invent money
intelligently
Emotional intelligence: the ability to perceive, imagine, and understand emotions
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James lange theory of emotion: idea that perception of bodily changes provides the feeling aspect of emotion. You don"t run away because you feel fear, you feel fear because you are running away. Pure autonomic failure: condition in which autonomic nervous system stops regulating the organ. Reported weaker than usual emotional feelings while. Facial expressions can help to communicate emotions. Duchenne smile: a voluntary smile doesn"t use the muscles around the eyes, a real smile does. A facial expression can be described as a combination of independent components. Sad people are more realistic and are able to thoroughly look through details for a decision. Call our attention to important things and helps us realize priorities. The "trolley" experiment/ pushing someone off a bridge. When faced with a moral decision, we decide based off of emotion. Brain damage to prefrontal cortex could cause lack of/ no emotion. Can"t maintain normal friendships, keep a job, invent money intelligently.