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the most powerful of human experiences and involves thoughts, physiological arousal, and communication
How is emotion reactive ?
it is triggered by our own perception of outside events
What feature of emotion involves the forms of increased heart rate, blood pressure and adrenaline release ?
What must you become aware of to experience emotion ?
your interpretation and arousal as an " emotion"
Since emotions are so significant what do we engage in with our relationship partners.
How we each experience and express our emotions that is constrained by historical, cultural, relational, and situational norms governs
what is and what isn't appropriate
When emotion occurs how are the choices you make regarding emotion management reflected ?
reflected outward in your verbal and nonverbal displays
Another way which emotion is communicative ?
talking about our emotional experiences with others
When the experience of the same emotion rapidly spreads from from one person to the other ?
Short term emotional reaction to events that generate only limited arousal; they do not typically trigger attempts to manage their expression or emotions
low intensity states such as boredom, contentment, grouchiness, ore serenity that are not caused by particular events and typically last longer than feelings or emotions
What type of impression are people able to form with good moods ?
What is the most effective strategy for improving bad moods ?
rigorous physical exercise
What consistent patterns help you distinguish between different types of emotions.
facial expressions, hand gestures, and body postures
What emotions have scholars identified that involve unique and consistent behavioral displays across cultures ?
six primary emotions
What are the six primary emotions ?
surprise, joy, disgust, anger, fear, and sadness
when two or more primary emotions are triggered simultaneously
the degree to which one is outgoing and sociable vs quiet and reserved.
A personality trait that strongly influences emotions that helps you willing
the tendency to think negative thoughts about oneself
a way for therapists to help neurotic patients systematically purge themselves of such beliefs.
Rational Emotional Behavior Therapy
Like personality, what affects our experience with emotions ?
Which gender is likely to experience more sadness, fear, shame, and guilt ? Men or Women
What experiment test the ability to manage one's emotional arousal, excitement, and desire ?
test of impulse control
the ability to interpret emotions accurately and to use this information to manage emotions, communicate them competently, and solve relationship problems
What involves attempts to influence which emotions you have, when you have them, and how you experience them ?
What are the two most common ways people have managed their emotions after they have been triggered
suppression and venting
Involves inhibiting thoughts, arousal, and outward behavioral displays of emotion
allowing emotions to dominate our thoughtd and explosively expressing them
What are four strategies commonly used for preventing emotions ?
encounter avoidance, encounter structuring, attention focus, deactivation
staying away from people, places, or activities that you know will provoke emotions you don't want to experience
intentionally avoiding specific topics that you know will provoke unwanted emotion during encounters with others
intentionally devoting your attention only to aspects of an event or encounter that you know will not provoke an undesired emotion
systematically desensitizing yourself to emotional experience
changing how you think about the meaning of emotion-electing situations so that their emotional impact is changed
what is the first step to reappraisal ?
calling to mind the positive aspects of the encounter
What is the second step to reappraisal ?
consider the short and long term consequences of your actions
a negative emotion that occurs when you are blocked or interrupted from attaining an important goal by what you see as the improper action of an external agent.
a near-constant state of arousal and negative thinking
the assumption that venting will rid you of anger
Strategy that states when a person says or does something to make you angry slowly count to 10 before you speak or act ?
the Jefferson Strategy
a blended emotion, a combination of surprise and joy coupled with a number of positive feelings
the intense sadness that follows a substantial loss
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