PSYC 211 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Paul Bucy, Papez Circuit, Peripheral Nervous System

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Emotional response: behavioral: consists of muscular movements that are appropriate to the situation that elicits them, i. e. posture, autonomic: facilitate the behaviors and provide quick mobilization of energy for vigorous movement, i. e. heart rate, hormonal: reinforce the autonomic responses. Theories of emotion: the commonsense view: perception of the emotion eliciting event (e. g. see a bear, subjective feelings of emotion (e. g. fear, behavioral and adaptive physiological responses (e. g. trembling, sweating and running away) The james lange theory: perception of emotion eliciting event (e. g. see a bear, appropriate set of physiological responses are triggered (e. g. sweating, trembling, increased heart rate, the emotional event also triggers adaptive behaviors (e. g. clench fists, run away, the brain receives feedback from the peripheral nervous system which constitutes our feelings of emotion. In 1939, heinrick kluver and paul bucy showed that monkeys with temporal lobe lesions (included hippocampus and amygdala) showed: reduced fear, hypersexuality, hyper orality, hyper aggression, hyper metamorphosis.