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This theory was created by two different psychologists INDEPENDENTLY circa 1885.
James-Lange Theory
Damasio (1994) made a contemporary version of this theory called "somatic marker hypothesis".
James-Lange Theory.
This theory sates that the interpretation of the A&P changes results in our emotion as opposed to our emotion causing us to experience A&P changes. I.E. you see a bear in the woods which causes your heart to beat faster and your body temp to increase which your mind then interprets to mean fear.
James-Lange Theory.
The ____________ theory argues that physiological changes that occur during emotional episodes are not diverse enough, complex enough, or fast enough to account for for the range of emotions we experience.
Canon-Bard Theory.
This theory states that A&P and emotions arise at the same time and independently.
Canon-Bard Theory.
This theory, which is very popular in therapy, states that emotion arises when you interpret the situation. Most regard all aspects of the situation such as the event and bodily changes.
Cognitive Theory.
This a recent theory based on the best parts of the previous studies.
Emerging Synthesis.
This study has a modified version (by Joseph LeDoux) version of the cognitive theory. "Different Brain Systems operate different broad categories of emotions."
Emerging Synthesis.
Joseph LeDoux modified the cognitive theory and states, "Some systems operate independently of thought and interpretation." Give an example of this.
Fear can operate without cognitive interpretation.
LeDoux states that "some systems depend on thought and interpretation". Give an example.
Guilt relies on cognitive interpretation and memories.
You see a bear in the woods (event) which cause (a) your heart to beat faster and your temperature to increase (brain & bodily reactions) and (b) your memories of watching bears on national geographic (memories)and belief that they are dangerous (interpretation). Based on your bodily reactions alone, you will experience fear- also since your memories and interpretation also produce fear- these act to reinforce original feelings.
This is an example of
event -> a&p changes
-> emotion
event -> a&p changes -> interpretation of a&p changes -> emotion.
James-Lange theory.
event->a&p->int.of sit.->emotion
-> brain/body rxn
Event \ ->emotion
Emerging synthesis