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PSYC 1000 Study Guide - Final Guide: Facial Feedback Hypothesis, Sensory Cortex, Reaction Formation

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PSYC 1000
Dan Meegan
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emotion - subjective thought/experience, neural activity patterns and physical arousal, observable
behavioural expression
initial response - perceive threat
amygdala - fires when we perceive stimuli that are emotionally arousing
autonomic response - prepare body to respond to threat
emotional response - respond to threat
slow emotional regulation - stimulus-> thalamus-> sensory cortex-> (other cortical areas)-> amygdala->
fear response
fast emotional regulation - stimulus-> thalamus-> amygdala-> fear response
james lange theory of emotion - feeling of fear determines how body responds
cannon bernard theory of emotion - emotional processes occur quickly so the steps occur almost
facial feedback hypothesis - our emotional expressions can influence our subjective emotional states
2 factor theory of emotion - emotions are experiences composed of physiological responses and the
cognitive labels we give them
micro expressions - brief expressions of our true feelings
emotional dialects - variations across cultures in how common emotions are expressed
display rules - unwritten expectations we have regarding when it is appropriate to show a certain
personality - characteristic patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving that is unique to each individual
and remains relatively consistent over times and situations
ideographic approach - detailed descriptions of specific person's unique personality characteristics
nomothetic approach - generalizations of large groups of people and their personality structure
personality trait - person's habitual patterns of thinking feeling and behaving
factor analysis - group items that people respond to similarly
5 factor model - personality can be described using 5 major dimensions: openness, conscientiousness,
extraversion, agreeableness, neuroticism
openness -
conscientiousness -
extraversion -
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