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Psych test UMW ch11

primary emotions emotions everyone has that you can recognize every where
secondary emotions more subtle emotions, ex. Grief, embarrassment, or jealousy
seven basic facial expressions according to Ekman anger, fear, surprise, happiness, sadness, disgust, contempt
facial feedback face interprets emotion before the person does
left frontal lobes positive or approach emotions
right frontal lobe negative or avoidance emotions, disgust
mirror neurons process other people’s emotions, empathy
mood contagion the spreading of an emotion from one person to another
polygraph measures heartbeat and sweat
How often do polygraphs detect false postives people may be nervous 40%
How often do polygraphs detect false negatives people are really good at concealing emotions %15
Microexpressions people making slight movements, that give them away
Who is happier bronze or silver bronze
display rules what you are allowed to express in society
General Adaption Syndrome developed by Seyl, says there are 3 different stages of stress
alarm phase first stage, realize something stressful is happening
resistance phase second stage, coping and dealing with stress, heart rate up
exhaustion phase stops HPA (hypothalamus, pituitary,adrenal) axis of body that reacts to stress
daily hassles things that stress you out on a daily basis, school
larger sources of stress some kind of social loss, work stress, poverty, noise
optimism positive thinking, better for health
pessimism negative thinking
realistic optimism behaving in a way and thinking you can do better afterwards
defensive pessimism people convince a worse outcome to decrease anxiety
locus of control said by Rotter who is controlling fate
internal locus of control belief system abou the world that you control a fate
external locus of control someone else is controlling your own world (God, people, nature)
criticism locus ofcontrol realized less powerful groups have less control over fate
primary control changing world by your own actions, you can change the world
secondary control changing reactions to events, good that somethings are ot of your control
Type A personality perfectionist, rigid, driven, motivated, time pressure, antagonist, hostility linked to heart disease
Type D personality now considered worst personality, distressed, hostile, angry, and isolated
relationship between depression and heart disease depressed people 4x more likely than normal
positive emotions feeling happy and good, looked at nun’s entrance essays to see number of positive words, lived usually 10 years longer
benefits of confession talking about or writing your problems, distresses, college students less stressed when keeping diary
benefits of forgiveness holding grudges make you continuously stressed
emotion focused coping concentrates on the emotions the problem has caused, (after a tragedy people need to talk about their feelings in order to deal)
problem focused coping solving the problem itself whether pressing time sensitive decision or on going
reappraisal changing your thinking about a stressor, turning anger into sympathy (job lost was sad, but you were a fraid to quit so now you’re free
social comparison comparing ourselves to other people
upward social comparison comparing to people better than self
downward social comparison comparing to people worse off than self, better for you
importance of social connection on health and longetivity people who are more social tend to live longer
Created by: lfalkens