PSYB10H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 6: Periaqueductal Gray, Life Satisfaction, Punitive Damages

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Sympathy is a powerful trigger of altruistic behaviour. Emotions: a brief, specific response both psychological and physiological, that helps people meet goals, including social goals. Physiological responses (eg. sweaty palms, increase in bp) last dozens of seconds of minutes. Moods: eg. feeling irritable can last for hours or even days. Emotions are specific; we feel feelings about specific people and events they also help us achieve our social goals, in terms of responding to specific challenges and opportunities involving interactions with other people. Psychologists study the 5 components of emotion. Distinct physiological responses: once under way, emotions involve distinct physiological responses (eg. Blushing, goosebumps) as well as the activation of neurotransmitter systems in the brain. Expressive behaviour: emotions also result in expressive behaviour and. Subjective feelings: qualities that define what the exp. Of a particular emotion is like (it is described w/ words/metaphors/narratives)

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