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Emotions: A Psychological Understanding

Jim Duffy, Ph.D.

Department of Psychology
Grenfell Campus
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Before you begin...

Biological Foundations

Cognitive Foundations

  • Attention and Emotions
  • Appraisals
    • Lazarus: A cognitive-motivational-relational theory of emotion
  • The Interplay of Conscious and Unconscious (automatic) Processing of Emotions
    • Ginsburg study (1977)
    • Nonverbal facial cues
      • Smiling
      • Lying
    • Interpersonal attraction (in bars)
    • Excitation transfer theory
  • Emotions and Memory
    • Repressed memories

Social Controls\Influences on Emotions

  • Social Constructivism
  • Group Membership (Ingroup\outgroup)
  • Family
  • Gender

Specific Emotions

  • Happiness and Joy
  • Love
    • Mate selection
  • Jealousy
  • Surprise/Interest
  • Sadness
  • Fear
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Disgust
  • Contempt
  • Embarrassment\Shame\Guilt
  • Pride

Emotional Intelligence

  • Consequences of Problems with Emotional Development
    • Attachment
    • Delinquency
  • Stress and Physical Health
  • Emotions in Therapy

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