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People who are sensible about love, are not capable of it. Douglas Yates. Emotion. To understand via the heart is not to understand. Michel Eyquem de Montaigne. Do you agree with any of these statements?. No one is truly literate who cannot read his own heart. Eric Hoffer.

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Emotion

People who are sensible about love, are not capable of it.

Douglas Yates

Emotion

To understand via the heart is not to understand. Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Do you agree with any of these statements?

No one is truly literate who cannot read his own heart.

Eric Hoffer

Feelings are not supposed to be logical. Dangerous is the man who has rationalised his emotions. David Borenstein

The heart has its reasons whereof reason knows nothing. Blaise Pascal

Depend on it Sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully. Samuel Johnson

Anger is never without reason, but seldom a good one. Benjamin Franklin

The mind leads, the emotions follow. Ayn Rand


Is emotion all in the mind

Is emotion all in the mind?

  • ‘No aspect of our mental life is more important to the quality and meaning of our existence than our emotions. They are what make life worth living or ending.’

  • Brainstorm in your TOK journals all the emotions that you can think of……

    • Are there any emotions with identical meanings?

    • Are there any emotions that you have listed that have subtle differences? If so do these differences exist in other languages?

    • Can you think of words for emotions in other languages that don’t exist in English?

    • Does our inability or ability to describe different emotions affect the way we perceive them?


Ms preston s list of emotions

Ms Preston’s list of emotions

  • Love

  • Hate

  • Fear

  • Lust

  • Anger

  • Embarrassment

  • Shame

  • Sadness

  • Epiphany

  • Jealousy

  • Frustration

  • Amazement

  • Wonder


Which would you consider the 6 basic primary emotions shared by all humans

Which would you consider the 6 basic (Primary) emotions shared by all humans?

  • Think about which are the most prominent in your life.

    Compare your list of 6 with these from 3

    different sources:

  • Happiness, sadness, fear, anger, surprise and

    disgust. Van de Lagemat

  • Pleasure, anger, sorrow, joy, love and hate. Korean philosopher, T’oegye

  • Fondness, dislike, delight, anger, sadness and joy. Chinese philosopher, Tzu.


Which would you consider the 6 basic primary emotions shared by all humans1

Which would you consider the 6 basic (Primary) emotions shared by all humans?

  • Which emotions are common to the ones you chose?

  • Which emotions are common to all 3?

  • Are there any that you think are missing?

  • Which do you agree as a class should be classified as the 6 primary emotions?

  • Thinking about your IB subjects are some emotions more important in some subjects compared to others?


How do you define emotion

How do you define emotion?

  • What is your definition of emotion?

  • My definition as a Biologist:

    • Emotion provides us with personal experiences (knowledge) it is a type of reaction enhanced by chemical and electrical activity and recognised as information in the brain.


James lange theory

James-lange theory

  • James and Lange do NOT accept the following sequence: I see the exam paper, I get scared and then my heart rate increases and my mouth becomes dry.

  • They accept the following: I see the exam paper, my heart rate increase and my mouth feels dry and then I get scared.

  • They are saying that emotions are feelings that come about following physiological changes in the body. Emotions do not being about physiological change, physiological changes bring about emotions which are feelings interpreted by the brain.


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James-lange theory

  • (James) My theory ... is that the bodily changes follow directly the perception of the exciting fact, and that our feeling of the same changes as they occur is the emotion. Common sense says, … we meet a bear, are frightened and run… The hypothesis here to be defended says that this order of sequence is incorrect ... and that the more rational statement is that we feel … afraid because we tremble ... Without the bodily states following on the perception, the latter would be purely cognitive in form, pale, colorless, destitute of emotional warmth. We might then see the bear, and judge it best to run … but we should not actually feel afraid …


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James-lange theory


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James-lange theory

  • If the physical response from stimuli could be removed then we could remove the emotion. Do you accept this?

  • Do you agree with this for ALL emotions?

  • Do emotions actually only exist because of the physical effect they have on your body?


How do you know your emotions

How do you know your emotions?

  • How are you feeling right now?

  • How do you know?

  • Why do you think you are feeling this way?

  • Face your partner and try to guess how they are feeling. How do you know?

  • Does knowing our own feelings depend on knowing something about others feelings?


Activity reflect on your journal about the following

Activity: Reflect on your journal about the following:

  • ‘Emotion has the advantage of being open to all, the weak and the lowly, the illiterate and the scholar. It is seen to be as effective as any other method of knowing and sometimes said to be stronger than the others since the emotion is its own final result’

    Bhagavad Gita


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