Theories of Emotion: James-Lange, Cannon-Bard, Two-Factor & Facial Feedback Hypothesis

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William James and Carl Lange are known for their theory stating that _____.

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1. Why is the two-factor theory of emotion called that?

2. How did Cannon-Bard's theory of emotion differ from the James-Lange theory?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The concept of emotions is extremely complex, and there are a number of theories about them. This quiz/worksheet combo test your understanding of these theories and who they are attributed to.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This emotion theories quiz tests your ability to:

  • Recall who a given theory is attributed to
  • Remember what the two-factor theory of emotion suggests
  • Know what the James-Lange theory of emotion states
  • Define appraisal

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - Understand the Cannon-Bard theory of emotion
  • Critical thinking - use this information to consider problems with the James-Lange theory of emotion
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you have gained about appraisal

Additional Learning

For more information about emotions and theories used to describe them utilize the lesson called Theories of Emotion. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Contrast the James-Lange and Cannon-Bard theory of emotion
  • Explain Richard Lazarus' argument
  • Examine the Facial Feedback hypothesis
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