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Department
Psychology
Course
PS102
Professor
Carolyn Ensley
Semester
Fall

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6:27 PM  The Nature of Emotion  Emotion: state of arousal involving facial and bodily changes, brain activation, cognitive appraisals, subjective feelings, and tendencies toward action  Primary emotions: emotions that are considered to be universal and biologically based  Secondary emotions: emotions that are specific to certain cultures  Facial feedback: when facial muscles send messages to brain about basic emotion being expressed  Mirror neurons: brains cells that fire when person/animal observes others carrying out action; involved in empathy, imitation, and reading emotions  Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) activates epinephrine and norepinephrine --> produces energy and alertness o Feeling hot = angry; feeling cold = sad  Emotion and the body: o
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