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James and lange Theory of Emotion
The James & Lange Theory of
Emotion
Prepared by: Haider Ali
BS Applied Psychology
James Lange
theory of
emotions
In 1980s….
What are Emotions?
Emotion comes from Latin roots
Meaning to move out or to excite
Arousal: Arousal is the physiological
and psychological state of being awoken or of
sense organs stimulated to a point of
perception. Arousal is important in regulating
consciousness, attention, alertness, and
information processing.
Subjective feeling:
Subjective feeling is the
current subjective phenomenological state of an
individual.
Physiological reaction:
Physiological responses are the body's
automatic reactions to a stimulus. Most of us are familiar
with the automatic and instinctive physiological
responses we experience every day, but we typically
remain unaware of them.
Cognitive interpretation: is defined as 'the mental
action or process of acquiring knowledge and
understanding through thought, experience, and the
senses.
Autonomic Nervous System
Sympathetic Parasympathetic
Overall effect is excitory
Active during stressful condition
Flight or Fight response
Overall effect is hibitory
Active during rest time
Rest and Digest response
Thalamus
Hypothalamus
Limbic System
Cerebral Cortex
Group of nerve cells, Relay Nerve cells, Produce
Fear, Anxiety and autonomic reactions
Primary center for regulation of emotion, Homeostatis,
autonomic activity, secretion of endocrine and somatic patterns.
Amygdala responsible for emotional control
forms emotional memories.
Left frontal cortex +ve feelings
Right frontal cortex -ve feelings
Emotion are input and output feeling of our body. Emotion
begin with subjective feeling which in is then transmitted to
the rest of the body through the autonomic nervous system.
autonomic nervous system responds to stimulate through
psychological changes are muscles activity which then send
message to cortex to produce emotion feelings
Example
A stimulus (e.g. Bear) produce physiological changes
(e.g. increase heart rate) that cause emotion called fear.
According to this theory people feel
sad because they cry and likewise
They feel happy because they smile.
Defination of Theory
James and lange Theory of Emotion
James and lange Theory of Emotion
Event
Physical Reaction
Emotional Response
A dog is barking
increase Heart Rate, Sweating,
Quickness of breath
Fear (Emotion)
Theory in short flow chart
Presence of emotion
Provoking stimulus
Perception of emotion
Provoking stimulus
Emotional Behavior
Conscious experience of emotion
Criticism
1.Psychological changes are slow but emotions are immediate
2.Many different emotions may show same physical changes
3.Stimulation in cortical area of the brain result in experience of
emotions without a comping any physiological change.
James and lange Theory of Emotion

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James and lange Theory of Emotion

  • 2. The James & Lange Theory of Emotion Prepared by: Haider Ali BS Applied Psychology
  • 4. What are Emotions? Emotion comes from Latin roots Meaning to move out or to excite
  • 5. Arousal: Arousal is the physiological and psychological state of being awoken or of sense organs stimulated to a point of perception. Arousal is important in regulating consciousness, attention, alertness, and information processing. Subjective feeling: Subjective feeling is the current subjective phenomenological state of an individual.
  • 6. Physiological reaction: Physiological responses are the body's automatic reactions to a stimulus. Most of us are familiar with the automatic and instinctive physiological responses we experience every day, but we typically remain unaware of them. Cognitive interpretation: is defined as 'the mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses.
  • 7. Autonomic Nervous System Sympathetic Parasympathetic Overall effect is excitory Active during stressful condition Flight or Fight response Overall effect is hibitory Active during rest time Rest and Digest response
  • 8. Thalamus Hypothalamus Limbic System Cerebral Cortex Group of nerve cells, Relay Nerve cells, Produce Fear, Anxiety and autonomic reactions Primary center for regulation of emotion, Homeostatis, autonomic activity, secretion of endocrine and somatic patterns. Amygdala responsible for emotional control forms emotional memories. Left frontal cortex +ve feelings Right frontal cortex -ve feelings
  • 9. Emotion are input and output feeling of our body. Emotion begin with subjective feeling which in is then transmitted to the rest of the body through the autonomic nervous system. autonomic nervous system responds to stimulate through psychological changes are muscles activity which then send message to cortex to produce emotion feelings Example A stimulus (e.g. Bear) produce physiological changes (e.g. increase heart rate) that cause emotion called fear. According to this theory people feel sad because they cry and likewise They feel happy because they smile. Defination of Theory
  • 12. Event Physical Reaction Emotional Response A dog is barking increase Heart Rate, Sweating, Quickness of breath Fear (Emotion)
  • 13. Theory in short flow chart Presence of emotion Provoking stimulus Perception of emotion Provoking stimulus Emotional Behavior Conscious experience of emotion
  • 14. Criticism 1.Psychological changes are slow but emotions are immediate 2.Many different emotions may show same physical changes 3.Stimulation in cortical area of the brain result in experience of emotions without a comping any physiological change.