PSYC 102 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Facial Feedback Hypothesis, Amygdala, Thalamus

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Emotions: (affect) immediate, specific negative or positive response to environmental events or internal thoughts. Physiological: stimulus -> thalamus -> amygdala or cortex -> experience (if it goes through the cortex, it takes longer but you get to think about what the stimulus is: expressive behaviour (cognitive) Subjective feelings depend on cognitive appraisals: mental experience (behavioural) Non-verbal expressiveness: our non-verbal behaviour are often more valid indicators of our emotions that our words. Nonverbal leakage: unconscious spillover of emotions into nonverbal behaviour illustrators: gestures that highlight or accentuate speech. Manipulators: gestures in which one body part strokes, presses, bites or otherwise touches another body part. Emblems: gestures that convey conventional meaning recognized by member of a culture. Moods: diffuse, long lasting emotional states that do not have an identifiable object or trigger. Happiness: smiling has been found to increase the likelihood of affiliation and to reduce the likelihood of aggression between interaction partners.

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