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If You Know Nothing About Psychology: Emotions (part 1)



Dr. Ken Tangen presents an overview of feelings and emotions. We have strong feelings that can greatly enhance or disrupt our lives. Combined with our cognitive abilities, emotions help round out our experience of reality. Here is a brief introduction to emotions and how we process them.

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    added on 25 Jun, 2010
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    Very informative!!

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    added on 19 Oct, 2011
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    The widely held assumption that stresses or elation together with our responses to stimuli from the environment is to experience "emotion"" is simplistic. and inaccurate.,As a phenomenon emotion is limited to arousal of appropriate physiological responses to any perceived threat or promise. How we "feel " and /or respond following arousal relates to consequential mood and behavior.- e.g.Happiness and sadness are moods and anger a combination of mood change and behavioral response.

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    added on 19 Oct, 2011
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    Surprise , like shock, is not an emotion but a suspension of a belief structure in terms of expectancy. It is only when the stimulus impacting in surprise or shock is accompanied by a perception of threat that arousal. will take place. Surprise and shock are informative appraisals typically requiring some adjustment of previous belief structure when regarded as significant to a subject,s well being.
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    added on 20 Oct, 2011
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    @socint74 According to the cognitively mediated theory of emotion, all emotion operates like surprise and shock. Essentially, we make a low-level appraisal of the situation and then feel emotion, have physiological responses and run from the bear all at once.

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    added on 20 Oct, 2011
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    @kentangen Apparisal and and judgment that threat or promise is present precedes arousal. The term "low- level" appraisal refers to time limitation in terms of determining determining response using reason( by living organisms so equipped.) The role of emotion as an instant response mechanism is to serve survival and well being. Emotion is the physiological change flowing from instant appraisals and our awareness on sensing such arousal. Subsequent "feelings" are behavior are not..

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    added on 20 Oct, 2011
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    @kentangen There is no scientific evidence to support the assertion that awareness of danger, arousal, physiological changes and "running from the perceived danger" occur simultaneously nor does the idea make much sense. You refer to "emotion operating like surprise and shock." I have pointed to the difference between emotion and shock or surprise. The latter do not inherently represent threat or promise , are not emotions and do not induce arousal of physiological change…

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    added on 20 Oct, 2011
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    @socint74 I have two other videos here on emotion but my goal is a general introduction. More a more detailed discussion about the topic, you might consider reading more about the Schachter-Singer theory of emotion.

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    added on 21 Oct, 2011
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    @kentangen I researched theories of emotion for thirty years and found nothing convincing in terms of making clear distinctions between the initiation of emotion, awareness of arousal and ensuing sensations, thoughts and associated behavior. . I concluded that that the problem is largely to do with sloppy semantics arising from a fundamental error in assuming that, because we label and categorise aspects of our experience and thoughts as "emotions", that each is a discrete phenomenon.

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    added on 27 Nov, 2011
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    Spiders FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

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    added on 11 Jul, 2014
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    I have a question. Is such there such a condition or disorder that causes a general lack of emotion? For example, a person that only feels slightly past survival instincts? They dont feel attachments to people, dont crave human contact, happiness, sadness and anger all just feel similar, or they dont feel it at all. Would a person like this be a very logical minded individual?

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