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Ch 11: Emotions & Emotional Expression

About This Chapter

Explore the comprehensive video lessons in this chapter to examine emotions and emotional expression in communication. The self-assessment quizzes that follow each lesson can help you gauge your understanding of the topics.

Emotions & Emotional Expression - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Engaging in effective interpersonal communication involves an awareness of how you and the person you're communicating with are feeling. The video lessons in this chapter take a closer look at emotions and emotional expression in interpersonal communication.

Learn more about how emotions are categorized, how communication is impacted by emotional expression and how culture affects displays of emotion. You will also explore the benefits of self-talk and the obstacles individuals can face when communicating their emotions.

In addition to watching engaging video lessons, you can read video transcripts to review the lessons. Self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam are also available to test how well you understand the materials. If you need to revisit specific topics in the videos, take advantage of the easy-to-use video timelines. Instructors are also available to answer any questions you have on this chapter. The lessons will help you understand:

  • How emotions are defined
  • The ways communication is impacted by influences on emotional expression
  • The definition of emotional intelligence
  • How emotions differ across cultures
  • The ways you can use self-talk to control your emotions

LessonObjective
Introduction to Emotions Examine the importance of emotions and how they're regulated by the brain.
Categorizing Emotions Learn how to categorize emotions.
What Is Emotional Intelligence? - Definition, Lesson & Quiz Define emotional intelligence.
How Influences on Emotional Expression Impact Communication Examine how bodily reactions and mental evaluations impact communication in interpersonal relationships.
How Emotions Differ Across Cultures Explore the ways emotional expression can differ in various cultures.
Controlling Emotions Through Self-Talk Study how we use self-talk to control our emotions.
Principles of Emotions & Emotional Messages Discover the principles of emotions and emotional messages, including obstacles to communicating emotions.

7 Lessons in Chapter 11: Emotions & Emotional Expression
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.

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

2. 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.

What Is Emotional Intelligence? - Definition & Explanation

3. What Is Emotional Intelligence? - Definition & Explanation

Do you know people who have difficulty getting along with others and a great deal of conflict in their lives? It's probably linked to their level of emotional intelligence. Learn what emotional intelligence is and how it is important in everyday life.

How Influences on Emotional Expression Impact Communication

4. How Influences on Emotional Expression Impact Communication

We all have emotions, but how we deal with them is dependent on a variety of factors. In this lesson, explore various influences on emotional expression and see how that impacts communication. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

How Emotions Differ Across Cultures

5. How Emotions Differ Across Cultures

Every country and culture expresses emotions in different ways. This is a constantly growing issue for international organizations. In this lesson, we will describe some of these differences.

Principles of Emotions & Emotional Messages

6. Principles of Emotions & Emotional Messages

Dealing with and communicating our emotions can be rather difficult. This lesson discusses some common obstacles to communication and presents some solutions, like the use of I-messages and empathy.

Controlling Emotions Through Self-Talk

7. Controlling Emotions Through Self-Talk

Sometimes we feel up, and sometimes we feel down. Is there anything we can do about this? Yes. Explore the use of self-talk to control emotions, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

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