psy Emotion 7
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physiological arousal, cognitive interpretation, subjective feelings, and behavioral expression
What Do Our Emotions Do for Us?
- help us respond and to convey our
natural selection not entirely programmed
Cultural Universals in Emotional Expression
sadness, fear, anger, disgust, contempt, happiness and surprise
- brain’s emotion systems
- 1.–Operates at unconscious level
- 2. conscious processing in the cortex
Emotion-provoking stimulus produce physical response that produces emotion
Cannon-bard theory –
emotional feeling /internal physiological response occur same time
Two-factor theory of emotion –
- (1)physical arousal
- (2) emotion provoking stimulus
Do trained lie detectors” perform better?
no better than the untrained
- main channels of measurement:
- volume and pulse rate
- rate and depth
Problems with the Polygraph
•Rate of false positives: 18-55%
•Rate of false negatives: 11.5-23%
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