Dr. Marquita ByrdCommunication Studies Department San Jose State University firstname.lastname@example.org
What’s Love Got to Do with It? What’s Love, but a Second Hand Emotion? Tina Turner, 1993
Humans Can Respond to theEnvironment in Four Ways Cognitive :Think Affective: Feel Behave: Act Spiritual: Immaterial world, Other reality, Inner Life
Emotions are often Absent fromAcademic Discussions Considered inferior to intellect Uncontrollable Weak Causes Confusion Try to control , ignore or remove Impossible because emotions are a central part of our psychological filters
Four Components of Emotions Physiological changes in autonomic systems: hormones, respiratory, cardiovascular Nonverbal face, gestures, posture, movement, eyes Cognitive: labeling Verbal expression: what is said
Six Factors Influencing Emotions Personality Culture Gender: anger, vulnerability, crying, expression of Social Conventions: how to interpret, what to feel, when to express Risks in Self-Disclosure Emotional Contagion
Emotions Exist on a Continuum No good or bad emotions Continuum from Facilitative to Debilitative Facilitative Debilitative• All emotions can be used in facilitative or debilitative manners Love, hate, fear, happiness
Fallacious Thinking Erroneous conclusions based upon faulty information or logic Irrational Thinking Cause us to use emotions in negative ways
Irrational Thinking• Approval• Perfection: self and others• Catastrophic expectations• Helplessness• Control• Wrongness of difficulty• Overgeneralization• Past is inescapable• You do not matter
Rational Emotive Responses Does it do harm: self or others Why should it change Must you always be right Is it within your power to change it Is it your responsibility or right to change it Are you perfect enough to cast a stone Is it still relevant today Can you ignore the small stuff
Guidelines for Expressing Emotions Recognize them Difference between thinking, feeling and acting Expand emotional vocabulary Share multiple Right time, place, person, and motive Take responsibility: use “I” language not “You” language• Mindful of how you communicate it• Take a deep breath before you start
Conclusion Emotions are integral to the human experience Recognition and management of them is essential for good living Increase your Emotional Quotient
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