Schachter's Two Factor Theory of Emotion


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Who created Schachter's two-factor theory of emotion?

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1. According to Schachter's two-factor theory, which of the following must be present to experience emotion?

2. Which of the following is NOT a sign of physiological arousal?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combo will test your knowledge of the two factor theory of emotion. You'll be asked to identify details about the creators of the theory. You'll also need to identify aspects of physiological arousal.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Signs of physiological arousal
  • What needs to be present to experience emotion
  • Who created the Two Factor Theory of Emotion
  • Development of a cognitive label

Skills Practiced

You will practice these skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the theory
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about experiencing emotion
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the creators of the theory and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

If you are interested in learning more about this theory, study the accompanying lesson title Schachter's Two Factor Theory of Emotion. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Details the creation of the theory in the 1960s
  • Explains physiological arousal
  • Covers cognitive interpretation of the arousal
  • Explores how past experiences plays a role in the theory