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Chapter 11: Emotion
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A state of arousal involving facial and bodily changes, brain activation, cognitive appraisals, subjective feelings, and tendencies toward action.
The process by which the facial muscles send messages to the brain about the basic emotion being expressed.
Specific behaviors each emotion motivates us to engage in.
Brain cells that fire when a person or animal observes another carrying out an action; these neurons appear to be involved in empathy, language comprehension, imitation, and reading emotions.
The spreading of an emotion from one person to another.
epinephrine and norepinephrine
Chemical messengers released by the adrenal glands when you are under stress or feeling an intense emotion. Produce arousal and alertness. Epinephrine, in particular, provides the energy of an emotion.
A machine, commonly used in attempts to detect lies, that measures several of the physiological responses accompanying emotion (such as perspiration and cardiovascular and breathing changes).
A person's perceptions, beliefs, attributions, and goals, which determine which emotion he or she will feel in a given circumstance; they are a central component of emotion and the emotional experience.
sadness, happiness, anger, fear, disgust, surprise, contempt
What are the 7 primary emotions?
The theory that our experience of emotion is our awareness of our physiological responses to emotion-arousing stimuli.
The theory that an emotion-arousing stimulus simultaneously triggers (1) physiological responses and (2) the subjective experience of emotion.
The theory that to experience emotion one must (1) be physically aroused and (2) cognitively label the arousal.
The part of the brain responsible for quickly assessing danger or threat. It scrutinizes information for its emotional importance.
The part of the brain involved in the regulation of your impulses to approach or avoid a situation; regulation of your emotions in general. This part of the brain generates a more complete picture; can override signals sent by the amygdala.
left (prefrontal cortex)
The part of the brain involved in the motivation to approach others. Damage can result in loss of joy (ahedonia)
right (prefrontal cortex)
The part of the brain involved in withdrawal/escape in emotion. Damage can result in depression or euphoria-difficulty regulating emotions.
The inability to feel joy or gratification in any experience.
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