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Theories of emotion

Theories of EmotionAngel RojasRebecca Escobedo Wendy Valenzuela{James-Lange TheoryCannon Bard TheorySchachter-Singer theoryOpponent Process TheoryStembergs Triangular theory of love

Different Theories of emotionWhich theory of emotion was correct?James-LangeCannon-BardSchachter-Singer

Essential Questions #1Theory came about with 2 theorists Williams James and Carl LangeWas introduced in 1884-1887Their theory was that emotion is not directly caused by the sensitivity of the event but by the bodily responseFor example we must first experience fast breathing, eyes dilating, heart racing etc. before we actually become alarmedThe brain notices the bodily response then informing the person which emotion to takeJames-Lange theory James-Lange theoryFear(emotion)


Sight of oncomingcar(perception ofstimulus)

Theorist Walter Cannon believed that both James and Lange had a good basic theory however it had many flaws.Introduced in 1927He theorized that both bodily reactions and emotion played a role on how to act in an alarming situationCannon believed this because one bodily reaction could represent many thingsHeart racing can mean youre angry or excitedTheorist Phillip Bard agreed with him and continued researching the topic Both determined that Emotion and Bodily reactions act similarly but are independent variables.Cannon-Bard Theory Cannon-Bard TheorySight of oncomingcar(perception ofstimulus)



Who is experiencing the Schachter-Singer theory?The girl crying because she lost her dogThe thief who is running from the policeThe women who is falling in loveEssential question # 2Stanley Schachter and Jerome Singer proposed another theory which was known as the Schachter-Singer theoryIt is where experiencing an emotion requires both bodily response and an interpretation of the bodily response by considering the particular situation the person is in at the moment An example would be if my heart is racing and I am being chased by a killer I might think that it is fear. If my heart is racing and I am looking at the person I am in love with, I might interpret that as excitement. Even though the bodily response is the same, I might experience very different emotions depending on the type of situation I am in.

Schachter-Singer TheorySchachter-Singer Theory

Who created the Opponent- process Theory and what are some of the ideas the make it up?How is the Opponent-process Theory evident in our every day life?

Essential Question #3 and #4 The Opponent-Process Theory was created by Richard Solomon and John Corbit.It explains our experiences of emotion in relation to its opposites.It also states that an experience of an emotion disrupts our bodies state of balance and that our emotions have opposing counterparts.

Opponent-Process theory12Examples of opposite emotions would be:Happy and sadPleasure and painExcitement and depressionWhen we experience one emotion, its opposite is suppressed.Once the first emotion subsides, we begin to start feeling the opposite emotion to balance out the other oneOpposite Emotions

The Triangular Theory of Love was developed by Robert Sternberg.He discusses the subject of interpersonal relationships and the 3 components that make up a love triangle.The 3 components are:PassionIntimacyCommitmentStembergs Triangular Theory of Love

Passion- Being sexually and physically attracted to that personIntimacy- Feeling a sense of closeness and attachment to a personCommitment- Wanting to create a short-term relationship with someone, and wanting to stay with someone in a long-term relationship

The Three

NonloveLiking/friendshipInfatuated loveEmpty LoveRomantic loveCompanionate loveFatuous Love Consummate love

Different Types of Love

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