PSYB65H3 Chapter 9: Chapter 9 - Emotion

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What is emotion: emotional states have two components: the physical sensation of the emotion and the cognitive experience or feeling of the emotion itself. Theories of emotional states to understand emotional states , we need to understand how external stimuli produced the emotional state: the theories of emotional state include: james-lange theory, cannon-bard theory, Schachter-singer theory, the somatic marker theory (proposed by damasio) and the appraisal theory (proposed by arnold) James lange theory: here, the cognitive aspects of emotional states are secondary to the physiological response, emotionally provocative stimulus -physiological response/emotion cognitive experience. physiologicalresponse or: this theory suggests that although cognitive and physiological aspects of emotional states occurs simultaneously in most individuals, it is possible for these components of emotional states to be dissociated. In this theory, the brain constructs emotion similar to other experienced sensations: similar emotions can produce different feelings depending on the context of the event.

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