Emotion Theory "Quiz"

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Which theory states that emotion results from the cognitive labeling of your physiological arousal?

two-factor

Which theory would be most threatened by evidence that highly similar patterns of physiological activity are associated with uniquely different emotional states?

James-Lange theory

According to the ______________, you would be able to experience emotion even without sympathetic nervous system arousal.

Cannon-Bard theory

A therapist tells a patient who is afraid of elevators that his rapid breathing while on an elevator is not due to fear but is a natural consequence of too little oxygen in a small, enclosed space. With this new interpretation of his arousal, the patient not longer dreads elevators. The reduction in the patients fear is best understood in terms of the

two-factor theory

The two-factor theory of emotion would have difficulty explaining why a

person automatically fears snakes even though he thinks they are attractive and harmless

Noticing that his heart was pounding and that his palms were sweaty while taking a difficult test, Harley concluded that he was "anxious." Noticing that his heart was pounding and that his palms were sweaty when an attractive lady asked him to dance, Harley concluded that he was "falling in love." The differing emotions experienced by Harley can best be explained by the

two-factor theory

The two-factor theory of emotion was proposed by

Stanley Schachter and Jerome Singer

Cassandra's mother told her, "You know you are in love when your heart beats fast and you experience that unique trembling feeling inside." This remark best illustrates the _________ theory of emotion.

James-Lange

According to the two-factor theory, the two basic components of emotions are _________ and _____________.

a cognitive label; physical arousal

Tranquilizing drugs that inhibit sympathetic nervous system activity often reduce people's subjective experience of intense anxiety. Which theory of emotion would have the greatest difficulty explaining this effect?

Cannon-Bard

Which of the following suggests that the experience of emotion results from an awareness of our own physiological responses to an emotion-arousing event?

James-Lange theory

According to Cannon-Bard theory, the expereince of an emotion

occurs simultaneously with physiological arousal

The two-factor theory of emotion places more emphasis on the importance of __________ than does the James-Lange theory.

cognitive activity

The belief that movements of the facial muscles produce or intensify emotional reactions is the __________.

Facial feedback hypothesis

Which of the following is incorrectly matched?

A) Cannon-Bard Theory: emotions occur before a body response (ANSWER)
B) James-Lange theory: emotions occur after a body response
C) Facial Feedback hypothesis: emotion intensity is affected by facial expressions
D) Schachter's two-factor theory: emotions are the result of a cognitive label for arousal
E) All are correct

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