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Which theory of emotion are cognitive psychologists most likely to support?

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Which theory of emotion are cognitive psychologists most likely to support?

(A) social facilitation theory
(B) two-factor theory
(C) thalamic theory
(D) James-Lange theory
(E) opponent process theory

(B) two-factor theory

Cognitive psychologists would be most likely to support Schachter’s two-factor theory of emotion. This theory holds that emotion results from the cognitive appraisal of a general physiological arousal. Social facilitation is the finding that people perform well-learned tasks better in the presence of others. The other three theories listed, while theories of emotion, do not give cognition a prominent role. Cannon-Bard’s thalamic theory posits that the thalamus receives information from the environment and simultaneously sends signals to the cortex and autonomic nervous system. The James-Lange theory suggests that every emotion is associated with a unique physiological set of responses that tells us what emotion we feel. The opponent process theory of emotion states that the experience of an emotion triggers is followed by the experience of its opposite.

Posted : 18/05/2024 5:34 pm