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Lecture 20

JMC 1100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 20: Nonverbal Communication, Mass Media, Anxiety

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Department
Journalism & Mass Communication
Course Code
JMC 1100
Professor
Rachel Young
Lecture
20

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Emotion: A relatively brief state of arousal that is valenced positively or negatively
Arousal refers to the intensity of the emotion
Valence refers to whether the emotions is positive or negative
Our cognitive processing of that arousal and its valence is responsible for the labeling of the
feeling
5 Primary Emotions
Our initial, instinctive emotional responses to situations
Think about movie Inside Out
Happiness
Fear
Anger
Sadness
Disgust
Secondary Emotions
Appear after primary emotions (May be caused directly from primary emotions)
Shame
Guilt
Nervousness
Embarrassment
Why are emotions important?
Survival
Help us evaluate situations quickly
Decision Making
Help us understand right from wrong
Communication
Help us navigate social situations
Learning Emotional Cues:
We primarily learn emotional cues through non-verbal communication with our social
groups
Media and Emotions:
Mass media provide a continual flow of stories and characters we can use to observe
emotions
Media are a valuable source of information about how different emotions can be
expressed and processed
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