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1. An emotion is a feeling made up of:

a anger, fear, sadness, or happiness
b having a subjective feeling & objectively learned behavioral responses
c appraising a stimulus, having a subjective feeling, physiological responses,
      & overt behavior

d facial expressions which convey social signals , social needs & physiological

2. Theories of emotions tend to fit into two categories. What are the names of the categories?

a peripheral theories and central theories
b central theories and social learning theories
c peripheral theories and cognitive appraisal theories
d behavioral theories and cognitive appraisal theories

3. Peripheral is to _______ as cognitive appraisal is to ______.

a brain; emotion
b learning; innate
c side; interpretation
d physiological; interpretation

4. The sequence of components for emotion according to the James-Lange peripheral theory is:

a physiological changes, interpretation of changes, emotional feeling,
      overt behavior

b facial muscles change, interpretation of changes, overt behavior,
      emotional feeling

c emotional feeling, physiological changes, interpretation of changes,
      overt behavior

d physiological changes, overt behavior, interpret cues, emotional feeling

5. The peripheral facial feedback theory emphasizes the ______ component of emotion.

a active
b cognitive
c behavioral
d physiological

6. According to the research on peripheral theories, physiological changes may _____ the intensity of emotional experiences; but, they don't cause emotion.

a mask
b increase
c decrease
d stabilize

7. The sequence of components for emotion according to the cognitive- appraisal theory of emotion is:

a stimulus, interpret, bodily response, emotional feeling
b stimulus, interpret, emotional feeling, bodily response
c stimulus, emotional feeling, interpret, bodily response
d stimulus, emotional feeling, bodily response, interpret

8. According to the affective neuroscience approach, which of the following is not among the four unique qualities of emotions?

a Emotions may not respond to reasoning.
b Some emotions are hard wired in the brain.
c Emotions are expressed in stereotypic ways.
d Emotions are not influenced by one’s culture.
e Emotions have enormous influence on many cognitive processes.

9. Of the following, which lists the correct order of an infant’s development of facial expressions?

a fear, happiness, angry, disgust
b disgust, happiness, angry, fear
c happiness, fear, angry, disgust
d angry, fear, disgust, happiness

10. Which of these statements is not correct in regard to universal facial expression?

a infants around 5 to 7 months show fear
b anger is a biologically determined universal emotion
c infants develop facial expressions in an unpredictable sequence
d happiness is expressed the same way in Western & primitive cultures

11. The relationship between emotional arousal and performance on a task is explained by the:

a Schacter-Singer law
b James-Lange theory
c Yerkes-Dodson law
d Darwinian law of survival

12. According to the adaptation level theory, money cannot buy happiness because:

a we are greedy
b we adapt to continuous satisfaction
c we find it difficult to put a price tag on happiness
d most of us cannot afford to buy those things that create true happiness

13. The new concept of emotional intelligence includes all of the following except:

a perceiving emotions accurately
b managing emotions in oneself and others
c taking feelings into account when reasoning
d excluding emotions when making crucial decisions

14. _________ accompanies all emotion.

a cognitive arousal
b behavioral arousal
c physiological arousal
d none of these!

15. Which part of the brain is the emotional detector & emotional memorizer?

a thalamus
b amygdala
c visual cortex
d hippocampus

16. The research indicates that while the James-Lange theory seems incorrect, physiological changes may:

a cause emotions
b cause positive emotions
c increase the intensity of emotions
d decrease the intensity of emotions

17. Charles Darwin was the originator of the explanation of emotion currently known as:

a cognitive theory
b behavioral theory
c James-Lange theory
d facial feedback theory

18. Schachter & Singer’s theory emphasizes the _______ component of emotion.

a active
b cognitive
c behavioral
d physiological

19. The primary cause of emotions according to the cognitive appraisal theory is:

a how we interpret a situation
b our degree of physiological arousal
c the extent of change in facial muscles & skin
d how the brain interprets physiological changes

20. When noticing an unemotional stimulus, what is the pathway of neural activity?

a eyes, thalamus, amygdala
b eyes, visual cortex, thalamus
c eyes, amygdala, visual cortex
d eyes, thalamus, visual cortex

21. “Look over there. It’s a snake,” your friend yells as the two of you are hiking. What is the pathway of neural activity?

a eyes, thalamus, amygdala
b eyes, visual cortex, thalamus
c eyes, amygdala, visual cortex
d eyes, thalamus, visual cortex

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