Principles of Emotions and Emotional Messages (Emotions are influenced by…
Principles of Emotions and Emotional Messages
Emotional Arousal is a multi-step process
Step 1: An event occurs
Step 2: You experience an emotion such as surprise, Joy, or anger
Step 3: You respond physiologically
Step 1: An Event occurs
Step 2: You respond physiologically
Step 3: You experience an emotion
Cognitive labeling theory
Step 1: an event occurs
Step 2: You respond Physiologically
Step 3: You interpret this arousal
Step 4: You experience the emotion
Emotions may be primary or blended
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Blended Emotions- Emotions that are combinations of the primary emotions.
Emotions involve both body and mind
Body reactions are the most obvious
Emotions are influenced by a variety of factors
Gender display rules- What is and what isn't appropriate to express.
Emotions may be adaptive and maladaptive
Adaptive Emotions help you adjust to a situation
Maladaptive Emotions may get in the way of accomplishing your goals.
Emotional expression uses multiple channels
Verbally and Nonverbally
Emotional expression is governed by display rules
Display Rules- Which emotions are permissible and which are not permissible to communicate.
Emotions can be used strategically
Strategic Emotionality- Emotions used for one's personal ends.
Emotions have consequences
They can affect your relationships
Emotions are contagious
Emotional Contagion- Emotions pass easily from one person to another.