Flashcards in Emotion & Behavior (KA) Deck (27):
Limbic system mnemonic
Hippo wearing a HAT
- Hypothalamus, hippocampus, amygdala, thalamus
What sense bypasses thalamus?
Bilateral destruction of amygdala => put things in mouth, hypersexuality, disinhibited behavior
Positive and negative emotions are on which sides of brain?
Positive emotions = left side
Negative = right side
Experience emotion b/c perception of physiological responses
- Sad b/c you cry
Identify reason for situation => feel emotion
- Interpret arousal => aggressive emotion
LABEL situation => emotion and physiological response
Bell curve that shows people perform best when moderately aroused
Appraisal theory of stress
- Primary and secondary appraisal
Stress arises from interpretation of events
- Primary = assess stress in situation => if negative, secondary
- Secondary = appraisal of harm, threat, how to overcome
4 categories of stressors
Significant life changes
General adaptation syndrome
Physical effects of stress
Metabolism (increased glucose production)
Areas of brain w/ most glucocorticoid receptors
Hippocampus and frontal cortex
Rhytmic contractions of antagonistic muscle
Glutamate = _____, GABA and glycine = ______
What sends histamine?
What releases norepi?
Locus ceruleus in pons
What releases serotonin?
Raphe nuclei in medulla
What releases DA?
Ventral tegmental area (VTA) and substantia nigra
Kainic acid and oxidopamine
Cool neurons until they stop firing
Mutation => missing F AA in liver => brain problems
3 types of innate behavioral traits
Fixed-action pattern (performed w/o interruption)
Maslow pyramid of needs
3 components of attitude
Principle of aggregation
People will be honest when patterns of behavior are observed vs. single one