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12 Cards in this Set

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two-factor theory of emotion
the theory that emotions depends on both physiological arousal and a cognitive interpretation of that arousal
emotion work
expression of an emotion that the person does not really feel, often because of a role requirement
sensitivity to other emotions
1. we are better at reading same sex emotions
2. how well the sender and receiver know each other
3. how expressive the sender is
4. who has the power?
Differences in emotional responses
gender roles, cultural norms, specific situatin
state of arousal involving facial and bodily changes, brain activation, cognitive appraisals, subjective feelings, and tendencies toward action, all shaped by cultural rules
primary emotions
emotions considered to be universal and biologically based; they are generally include fear, anger, sadness, joy, surprise, disgust, and contempt
secondary emotions
emotions that develop with cognitive maturity and vary across individuals and cultures
facial feedback
process by which the faical muscles send messages to the brain about the basic emotion being expressed
Findings that show social importnace of facial expressions
1. agreement across cultures does not always work
2. displaying with audience
3. facial expressions can convey different things (dependent upon circumstance)
4. people often use them to lie about feeligns
amygdala's role
emotional response, mostly in fear
frontal cortex
helps produce responses to emotions
epinephrine and norepinephrine
chem messengers that produce state of arousal