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6 Multiple choice questions

  1. the (law) principle that moderate levels of arousal lead to optimal performance.
  2. brief, acute changes in conscious experience and physiology that occur in response to a personally meaningful situation.
  3. Fredrickson's model for positive emotions, which posits that they widen our cognitive perspective and help us acquire useful life skills.
  4. Needs range from most basic physiological to the most pyschological: pysiological needs, saftey and security needs, love and belongingness needs, esteem needs, self-actualization.
  5. The physiological system responsible for changes during an emotional response is the autononmic nervous system. It governs structures and processes over which we have little conscious control like changes in: heart rate, blood pressure, release of hormones. Emotions engage ANS almost immediately example: fear = heart rate goes up etc.
  6. the idea that it is the perception of the physiological changes that accompany emotions that produces the subjective emotional experience.

5 True/False questions

  1. AmygdalaImportant role in appraisal of the emotional significance of stimuli with a specialized function for noticing fear relavant information. Pivotal role in quick appraisals during the threatening or fear inducing situations.


  2. Motivationthe urge to move toward one's goals; to accomplish a task


  3. Ekman's Research on basic emotionsset of emotions that are common to all humans; includes, anger, disgust, fear, happiness, sadness, and surprise.


  4. pysiological needs, saftey and security needs, love and belongingness needs, esteem needs, self-actualizationList Maslow's Heirarchy:


  5. Affective Neuroscientistany external object or event that motivates behavior