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University of Toronto St. George
Michael Inzlicht

Emotion refers to feelings that involve subjective evaluation, physiological processes and cognitive beliefs. Moods are diffuse and long-lasting emotional states that influence rather than interrupt thought and behavior. Stress is defined as a pattern of behavioral and physiological responses that match or exceed an }2L]ZK[Z]o]]Z: Health psychology is the field of psychology concerned with the events that affect physical well-being. It is concerned with how people remain healthy, when they become ill, and what they can do to regain their health. bc infants cant talk, they have to communicate w nonverbal action and emotional expressions. Birth J infant is capable of showing joy, interest, disgust, and pain. 2 months J anger & sadness, 6 months J fear. Lower half of face may be more important that upper half in communicating emotion. The mouth better conveys emotion than eyes, especially for positive effect. New guinea natives J able to identify emotions seen in photos fairly well although agreement was not quite so high as in other cultures J perception of emotion is influenced by cultural upbringing Gen. cross-cultural congruence in identification of some facial expressions, most strongly for happiness and least strongly for fear and disgust. Display rules J govern how and when emotions are exhibited. These rules are learned via socialization and dictate which emotions are suitable to a given situation. There are gender differences in display rules that guide emotional expression particularly for smiling and crying. When ppl are in good mood, they tend to use heuristic thinking, which allows them to make decisions more quickly and efficiently. Increased dopamine levels mediate the effects of positive effect on cognitive tasks. Positive affect leads to higher levels of dopamine production, which subsequently leads to heightened activation of dopamine receptors in other brain areas, which appears to be crucial for the advantageous cognitive effects of positive effect Risk judgments are strongly influenced by current feelings, and when cognitions and emotions are in conflict, emotions typically have more impact on decisions. The affect-as-information theory- people use their current emotional state to make judgements and appraisals, even if they do not know the source of their moods. If people are made aware of the source of their mood, their feelings no longer influence their judgments . www.notesolution.com
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