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Emotion

  1. 1. EMOTIONS December 4, 2012
  2. 2. OBJECTIVES At the end of the discussion about “Emotion”, you are expected to: COGNITIVE: Ψ determine various Theories of Emotion Ψ describe and understand the nature of emotion
  3. 3. AFFECTIVE: control unnecessary emotion Ψ listen critically and purposely with one’s sharing of emotion Ψ PSYCHOMOTOR: Ψ demonstrate effective ways of handling emotions
  4. 4. Emotion Charades
  5. 5. “Imagine a world without emotions”
  6. 6. It was not your birthday. There were no special occasions. A dear friend nevertheless decided to buy you a gift, something she knew would make you overjoyed. She wrapped it beautifully with colorful papers and attractive ribbons. She excitedly jumped out of the closet to surprise you with a gift. But you had no emotional reaction. You simply looked at her and the gift with a blank stare.
  7. 7. Wouldn’t this disappoint your friend terribly? Wouldn’t your world appear to be so dull and unexciting?
  8. 8. EMOTION
  9. 9. What is it? “spontaneous reaction and movement either towards an appraised pleasurable object or stimulus (positive) or away from an appraised unpleasurable object or stimulus (negative) with its corresponding physiological and motor reactions” (Fr. Ben Carlos, S.J.)
  10. 10. ELEMENTS OF EMOTION
  11. 11. Emotions are always understood in reference to how we cognitively interpret or evaluate an object, stimulus or event ONE
  12. 12. Emotions always involve an affective state – positive or negative, pleasant or unpleasant  TWO
  13. 13. THREE Emotions are always accompanied by a physiological arousal –facial expression, voice modulation, postural change, bodily reaction, etc.
  14. 14. Emotions carry a readiness to act towards something – a behavioral intent FOUR
  15. 15. TYPES OF EMOTION
  16. 16. THREE BASIC EMOTIONS LOVE FEAR ANGER
  17. 17. CHARACTERISTICS OF EMOTION
  18. 18. Ψ Emotions are simply subjective information Ψ Emotions are neither right or wrong, good or bad Ψ Emotions are only wrong and bad depending on how we act on them
  19. 19. Ψ Emotions may or may not be accurate Ψ Emotions are fleeting and transitory Ψ Emotions stay with us until they are heard and addressed Ψ Emotions affirm our humanity
  20. 20. THEORIES OF EMOTION
  21. 21. JAMES-LANGE THEORY (William James and Carl Lange) This theory proposes that conscious emotional experiences are caused by the feedback to the cerebral cortex from physiological reactions and behavior
  22. 22. Stimulus Thalamus Hypothalamus Bodily Reaction Cortex RUN/CRY FEAR
  23. 23. This theory states that the conscious emotional experiences and physiological reaction and behavior are relatively independent events
  24. 24. (emotional experience) FEAR Cortex Stimulus Bodily Reaction Thalamus Hypothalamus (physiological reactions)
  25. 25. This theory states that individual is not affected by the events but by the individual’s interpretation of these
  26. 26. Stimulus (emotional experience) interpretation Thalamus Cortex Hypothalamus Bodily Reaction
  27. 27. Cannon-Bard Theory further believes that emotional arousal is diffused and not specific to different emotions That is why sexual attraction is mistaken for love
  28. 28. THE MANAGEMENT OF EMOTIONS (Ernest Tan)
  29. 29. Step 1 NOTICE AND BE AWARE Take note and be sensitive of what is going on inside you
  30. 30. Step 2 INDENTIFY AND NAME Attempt to give your experience an identity and name
  31. 31. Step 3 OWN AND ACCEPT Claim this emotion, rather than deny it. Denial makes you succumb to the negative effects of the emotion
  32. 32. Step 4 DISCERN AND APPROPRIATE Think through what is most healthy and appropriate given your situation and decide to act on it.
  33. 33. EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
  34. 34. Ψ Emotional Intelligence to describe qualities like understanding one’s own feelings, empathy for the feelings of others, and the regulation of emotion in a way that enhances living
  35. 35. Ψ He introduce the term EQ which refers to Emotional Intelligence
  36. 36. INTRAPERSONAL INTERPERSONAL Pertains to inneroriented ability of the person Skill or ability to understand and relate with other people Ex. Self-Awareness

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