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Ch 62: Emotion

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View this chapter's video lessons to refresh and improve your understanding of emotions. Explore the types of emotions, how they develop and how they affect our perceptions and actions.

Emotion - Chapter Summary

By studying this chapter's video lessons, you'll be able to strengthen your knowledge of emotions. Our professional instructors explain what emotions are, how they form and their importance for our very survival.

The lively video lessons also cover theoretical perspectives on emotions and examine how emotions affect cognition and behavior. You'll take a look at the possible ways to categorize emotions too. After making your way through the entire chapter, you should be able to:

  • Identify the parts of the brain involved in emotional regulation
  • Explain how emotions and motives develop
  • Describe different ways of categorizing emotions
  • Understand theories that explain the relationship between emotions and physiological arousal
  • Recognize how emotions impact behavior
  • Define the role of the nervous system in the body's fight or flight response
  • Discuss how emotion and motivation affect perceptions, cognition and behaviors

We make reviewing emotion concepts a straightforward process. Our video lessons typically take less than 10 minutes to watch and are loaded with facts, key terms, images and examples. You can use the tags to re-watch portions of videos as well. Each lesson includes a video transcript, some of which have links to other text lessons with additional information about important terminology. In addition, we provide a multiple-choice quiz with every lesson so that you can assess your comprehension of the material.

7 Lessons in Chapter 62: Emotion
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Emotions in Psychology: Definition, Biological Components & Survival

1. Emotions in Psychology: Definition, Biological Components & Survival

When railroad worker Phineas Gage's brain was injured in 1848, his emotions completely changed. Find out what parts of the brain affect your emotional intelligence and what made Phineas go from happy-go-lucky guy to crabby curmudgeon.

How Motives & Emotions Develop

2. How Motives & Emotions Develop

Emotions and motives (or motivation) are very closely linked to each other, but psychologists don't always agree on how they develop. In this lesson, we'll examine some of the major theories on how emotions and motivation develop in people.

Categories of Emotion: 6 Basic Emotions, Oppositional Pairs & Biology

3. Categories of Emotion: 6 Basic Emotions, Oppositional Pairs & Biology

Have you ever wondered why you can react to danger before you even really realize it's there? Or why you can recognize an expression of happiness on someone's face, no matter where the person is from? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this lesson about the different types of emotions and how the brain processes them.

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

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

Have you ever wondered how your emotions are related to your physical reactions? Does your heart beat fast because you're excited, or are you excited because your heart is beating fast? Psychologists have taken a turn at figuring out how our physiological reactions are connected to emotions. Take a look at this lesson for more on the most important theories of emotion.

How Emotions Affect Behavior

5. How Emotions Affect Behavior

The way we act is often influenced by the way we feel. But how, exactly, do emotions and behavior work together? In this lesson, we'll explore how emotions affect behavior, looking at the specific examples of motivation and aggression.

Fight or Flight Response: Definition, Physiology & Examples

6. Fight or Flight Response: Definition, Physiology & Examples

A squirrel caught in headlights or the cock that fights to the death? Do you know what makes us choose between freezing, running or fighting back? And what's happening inside of you all the while? This lesson answers all of your fight-or-flight questions.

Effects of Motivation & Emotion on Perception, Cognition & Behavior

7. Effects of Motivation & Emotion on Perception, Cognition & Behavior

In this lesson, we'll discuss how motivation influences learning and the ways that emotions contribute to our perceptions. You'll hear about two specific ways of approaching goals and consider how your own tendencies fit with these categories.

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