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Chapter 7 Appraisal Knowledge and Experience RIGHT hemisphereemotionLEFT hemispherelanguagesplit brain procedure patient shown frightening film to left visual fieldnot conscious seeing the film butfeel fear Gazzanigaprimary appraisal conscious and automatic reflex example above secondary appraisal potentially conscious thoughtlike specific emotionsfor events to prompt emotions must be evaluated or appraised in relation to individuals goalsconcept of evaluation of events to ones purposes goes back to AristotleEpicurus and Chrysippushow damaging effects emotions avoided to having good lifeinfluence on Western thoughtfirst thoroughgoing Western emotion researchersChrysippus distinguished btw first movements of emotions automatic and second movements mental judgment and decisionone cannot avoid first movementsmade by body second movements involve thoughtvoluntarysecond movements of bad emotionsie angry revenge greedlater became Christian seven deadly sinslater became framework for primary and secondary appraisal Magda Arnold and JA Gasson reintroduced idea of emotion as evaluation appraisalRichard Lazarus spend career studying stress personal challenges exceed individual capacities and resourcesdifferent kinds of stress accounted for emotion each different kind of stress promotes particular kind of emotion by means of a specific appraisal processapproach to emotion 2 themes 1 first emotion is a response to evaluative judgments or meaning judgment whether good of bad event is 2 second judgments ongoing relationships with environment concerns goals and aspirationsand how is interacting with environmentemotions both refer to events in world and to persons concerns relate to outer world and inner selfStein Trabasso Liwag appraisals give rise to emotions also involve beliefs inferences and plans1 an event usually unexpected is perceived that changes the status of valued goal what happened 2 beliefs are often challenged can cause bodily changes and expressions to occur what can I do about it 3 plans formed about what to do about event to reinstate or modify goal and the likely results of the plans are considered what might happen next how a person sees an eventframe they use depends on the persons goals and valueswill determine how the event is perceived what emotions are elicited and even what is rememberedconsistent with Lazaruss treatment of appraisalsame event might lead to different emotions in different peoplespecific emotions thought like processessecondary appraisals Robert Zajonc process stimuli through different appraisal systemsPRIMARY APPRAISALprovides immediate unconscious evaluation whether stimulus is good or bad primary appraisals automatic emotion reactions to events and objects in environment which motivate rapid approach or reward responsesprimary appraisals correspond to Chrysippus first movements involve amygdale gives rise to positivity or negativitySECONDARY SYSTEMdeliberate conscious complex assessmentswhat caused event and what do it about it
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