Lecture on March 25th: Emotions

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Psychology & Brain Sciences
Lori Astheimer Best

Developmental Psychology, Lecture on March 25th Chapter Eleven: Emotions 1) complex behaviors involving:  physiological components, o changes in respiration, heart rate, blood pressure, respiration.  expressive components, o smiles, grimaces, cries, and other facial expressions.  experiential components, o subjective feelings and cognitive judgments. 2) produced in response to events:  external  -internal The functions of emotions:  regulate overt actions.  influence cognitive processing.  initiate, maintain, or terminate interactions with others. Theoretical perspectives on emotional development: Biologically based theories,  universal facial expression (Ekman) o basic emotion are interpreted similarly across cultures. o children typically mix up anger vs. disgust and fear vs. surprise.  infant emotion expression (Izard) o basic emotions are expressed similarly in infants across cultures, evidence for innateness. o process of internal sensory feedback from making an expression that is adaptive. Cognitive-socialization (Lewis & Michalson):  cognitive processes act as mediators, or mental events that bridge the gap between environmental stimuli and the response an individual expresses.  Environment 2) cognitive processes 3) emotions.  compare events with past events.  assess social rules surrounding the event. Socializatio
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