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Chapter 10

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University of Toronto St. George
Michael Inzlicht

People across cultures largely agree on the meaning of different facial expressions. Display rules govern how and when emotions are exhibited. When people are in good moods, they tend to use heuristic thinking, which allows them to make decisions more quickly and efficiently. Affect-as-information theory - posits people use their current emotional state to make judgments and appraisals, even if they dont know the source of their moods. If they are aware of the source of their moods, their feelings no longer influence judgment. Somatic markers bodily reactions that arise from the emotional evaluation of an actions consequences - ex) driving fast has led to speeding tickets, you will be motivated to slow down - person with damage to the frontal lobes tend not to use past outcomes to regulate future behavior. Attentional blink occurs bc attention was focused on the first word, and theres a temporary impairment in processing subsequent words. - if the second word contains emotional info, such as rape then, people are better at remembering it. The emotional content of the word captures attention and reduces the attentional blink. Norepinephrine enhances memory for emotional events.Blocking it impairs the ability to recognize emotional expressions and impair memory for emotional words. Emotions consist of three components: 1. subjective experience how are you feeling? 2. Physical changes Increased heart rate, skin temperature 3. Cognitive appraisal Peoples beliefs and understandings about why they feel the way they feel Mood disorders depression or panic attacks. People become immobilized Alexithymia A disorder in which people dont experience the subjective component of emotions (ex: Elliot). - Physiological messages associated with emotions dont reach the brain centers that interpret emotion. - Damage to prefrontal cortex a loss of the subjective component of mood Types of emotions 1. Primary emotions - Evolutionarily adaptive emotions that humans share across cultures - associated with specific biological and physical states - include anger, fear, sadness, disgust, happiness, surprise, contempt 2. Secondary emotions - blends of primary emotions - include remorse, guilt, submission, anticipation Circumplex mode - An approach to understanding emotion in which two basic factors of emotion are spatially arranged in a circle, formed around the intersections of the core dimensions of affect. - emotions vary by valence and activation - Positive activation : pleasant affect, associated with an increase in dopamine - Negative activation : unpleasant affect, associated with an increase in norepinephrine - Positive & Negative activations are independent and adaptive James-Lange theory of emotion - A theory that suggests that the experience of emotion is elicited by a physiological response to a particular stimulus or situation - Ex) facial feedback hypothesis: The idea that facial expressions trigger the experience of emotion People hold a pencil between their teeth or with mouth Cannon-Bard theory of emotion www.notesolution.com
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