James-Lange & Cannon-Bard Theories of Emotion


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Mary was out riding her bicycle and fell and scraped her knee. Emotion is expressed in

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1. The James-Lange Theory

2. If I see a poisonous snake, my heart would race, I would experience fear, and I would run away is an example of which theory?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo can help you check your knowledge of emotion theories. In order to pass the quiz, you will need to know what the James-Lange theory is.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Other topics related to the James-Lange theory that you'll have to know include:

  • How emotion is expressed in a given example
  • Cannon-Bard theory
  • Schachter-Singer theory

Skills Practiced

Use these resources to practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the James-Lange theory
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about emotion
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson

Additional Learning

Review the lesson called James-Lange & Cannon-Bard Theories of Emotion. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify who William James and Carl Lange were and their ideas about emotion
  • Learn about the men Walter Cannon and Phillip Bard and why they disagreed with the James-Lange theory
  • Define emotion
  • Identify characteristics of the Schachter-Singer theory