Journal Day 51:. Describe the event in your life which you can describe as the “most emotional time of my life.” Also, do you consider yourself more or less emotional than the average person? Explain. Journal Day 52:.
Ocean Lakes High School
People vary in their subjective experience of emotion in the following ways:
The Nervous System & Emotion
Quality of performance
Very difficult task
Degree of arousalYerkes-Dodson Law
Benjamin Kleinmuntz and Julian Szucko (1984) had polygraph experts study the polygraph data of 50 theft suspects who later confessed to being guilty and 50 suspects whose innocence was later established by someone's confession. Had the polygraph experts been the judges, more than one-third of the innocent would have been declared guilty, and almost one-fourth of the guilty would have been declared innocent.
Specific Emotions, Reading Emotions
left frontal lobe
may be most
right frontal lobe
I Feel Pretty
“The more I HAVE the more I want”
My own TV, HDTV, DVR, HDDVD
Our tendency to form judgments (of sounds, of lights, of income) relative to a “neutral” level defined by our prior experience.
“I want more than THEY HAVE”
The perception that one is worse off relative to those with whom one compares oneself (others’ attainment)
(28) questionsHappiness! (Joy)
1- James-Lang Theory
2- Cannon-Bard Theory
3- Schachter’s Two-Factor Theory
When you’re faced with a potentially threatening stimulus—like a snake dangling from a stick—information arrives in the thalamus (blue) and is relayed simultaneously along two pathways.Crude, archetypal information rapidly travels the direct route to the amygdala (red), triggering an almost instantaneous fear response.More detailed information is sent along the pathway to the visual cortex (blue), where the stimulus is interpreted. If the cortex determines that a threat exists, the information is relayed to the amygdala along the longer, slower pathway. The amygdala triggers other brain structures, such as the hypothalamus, which activate the sympathetic nervous system and the endocrine system’s release of stress hormones.
SurpriseWhich Baby is Which?Anger, Disgust, Fear, Interest,Joy, Surprise, Sadness
Facial muscles, in particular, are hard to control and can reveal emotions that a person is trying to conceal Trained lie-catchers can detect minute changes in facial expressions (called microexpressions) that reveal lying. See if you can pick up on the microexpressions in this video of people telling lies/truths.Cato & EkmanTruth vs. Lie(already did)
Arne Ohman and his Stockholm colleagues (2001) found that people more speedily detect an angry face than a happy one.
Do animals experience emotion?