PSYCO105 Chapter Notes - Chapter 10: Autonomic Nervous System, Binge Eating, Eating Disorder
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Chapter 10: Emotion and Motivation
Emotion: A positive or negative experience that is associated with a particular pattern of
James-Lange Theory-A theory about the relationship between emotional experience and
physiological activity suggesting that stimuli trigger activity in the autonomic nervous
system, which in turn produces an emotional experience in the brain.
Cannon-Bard Theory-A theory about the relationship between emotional experience
and physiological activity suggesting that a stimulus simultaneously triggers activity in
the autonomic nervous system and emotional experience in the brain.
Two-Factor Theory-A theory about the relationship between emotional experience and
physiological activity suggesting that emotions are inferences about the causes of
undifferentiated physiological arousal.
Appraisal-An evaluation of the emotion-relevant aspects of a stimulus that is performed
by the amygdala.
Emotion Regulation-The use of cognitive and behavioral strategies to influence one’s
Reappraisal-A strategy that involves changing one’s emotional experience by changing
the meaning of the emotion-eliciting stimulus.
Emotional Expression-Any observable sign of an emotional state.
Universality Hypothesis-The hypothesis that emotional expressions have the same
meaning for everyone.
Facial Feedback Hypothesis-The hypothesis that emotional expressions can cause the
emotional experiences they signify.
Display Rules-Norms for the control of emotional expression.
Motivation-The purpose for or cause of an action.
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