PSYA01H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 8: Emotional Expression

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Published on 5 Aug 2018
School
UTSC
Department
Psychology
Course
PSYA01H3
Emotion and Motivation
What is emotion?
A positive or negative experience that is associated with a particular pattern of
physiological activity
Emotional experience differ on two dimensions
Valence
How positive or negative the experience is
Arousal
How active or passive the experience is
The Emotional Body
James-Lange theory
The theory that a stimulus triggers activity in the body, which in turn
produces and emotional experience in the brain
Cannon Bard Theory
The theory that a stimulus simultaneously triggers activity in the body and
emotional experience in the brain
Two Factor Theory
The theory that emotions are based on inferences about the causes of
physiological arousal.
The Emotional Brain
Appraisal
An evaluation of the emotion relevant aspects of a stimulus
Emotional regulation
Strategies people use to influence their own emotional experience
Reappraisal
Changing one’s emotional experience by changing the way one thinks
about the emotion eliciting stimulus
Emotional Communication: Msgs w/o wrds
Emotional expression
An observation sign of an emotional state
Universality hypothesis
Emotional expressions have the same meaning for everyone
Facial Feedback hypothesis
Emotional expressions can cause the emotional experiences they signify
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A positive or negative experience that is associated with a particular pattern of. Emotional experience differ on two dimensions physiological activity. How positive or negative the experience is. How active or passive the experience is. The theory that a stimulus triggers activity in the body, which in turn produces and emotional experience in the brain. The theory that a stimulus simultaneously triggers activity in the body and emotional experience in the brain. The theory that emotions are based on inferences about the causes of physiological arousal. An evaluation of the emotion relevant aspects of a stimulus. Strategies people use to influence their own emotional experience. Changing one"s emotional experience by changing the way one thinks about the emotion eliciting stimulus. An observation sign of an emotional state. Emotional expressions have the same meaning for everyone.

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