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Evidence of brain and body reactions: Evidence of memory activation and interpretation: Think About How does emotion affect cognition? It almost certainly increases the strength of a memory for example, compare your memories of September 10, with your memories of September 11, But what about the influence of particular emotions when you're making decisions?
This is a topic of great importance to many professionals, from teachers who foster environments that enable students to learn to pilots who train to make emergency landings in stressful situations.
Imagine a typical decision you make on a daily basis: Imagine yourself making that decision under three difference conditions: In each case, what do you decide to do with your money?
Now imagine you enter your psychology class and you're angry, or happy, or afraid. Your teaching assistant hands you your test with a big, red D- written on it.
In each case, how do you respond? You can continue this thought experiment as it applies to different areas of your life.
Overall, how would you characterize the effects of different emotions on decision-making? It gives people a sense of certainty and control.
An angry person might make an impulsive purchase with their money, while a person who is feeling scared might be more cautious and save it. While fear tends to narrow the scope of attention in preparation for fight-or-flighthappiness allows people to open up to new possibilities.
A happy person might decide to spend money on a new experience. Similarly, a happy mood could really affect how a person reacts to his bad grade.
He might ask the teaching assistant about other options, such as doing extra credit work or re-taking the test. Anger might lead the student, certain that the test was unfair, to confront the teaching assistant.
In a state of fear, the student might feel less certain about his own abilities and decide not to say anything.Emotions play a crucial role in our lives because they have important functions. This module describes those functions, dividing the discussion into three areas: the intrapersonal, the interpersonal, and the social and cultural functions of emotions.
T. Discussion Guide for Module 5: Understanding Emotions Module run time: 20 min Estimated time to complete the module with discussion guide: min Please email your thoughts to us at [email protected] 3 Title: Module 5_Understanding Emotions_Discussion Guide_revised Nov the moderating effects of positive and negative automatic thoughts on the relationship between positive emotions and resilience by michael w.
Talk:Contrasting and categorization of emotions. Jump to navigation Jump to search please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks. This constant shifting movement of thoughts, emotions and desires, is responsible for the illusion that everything which is actually temporary, appears to be.
Emotional intelligence is a topic that is attracting a considerable amount of popular attention. Some of the discussion is, in my view, superficial and misleading. In this paper, I shall focus on the problems inherent in the manner in which the idea of emotional intelligence is being conceptualized and presented.
that thoughts and emotions. Emotions and Moods LEARNING OBJECTIVES After reading this chapter,you should be able to: Reason is,and ought only to be the slave of the passions.