Module Outline
Module 27: Emotion
This module will attempt to explain the complex issue of emotions. The module first defines emotions and the three ingredients thereof.
The two historical theories, the James-Lange and Cannon-Bard theories are explained.  Schachter’s contemporary two-factor theory is detailed along with other cognitive theories of emotions.
The physiological aspects of fear are explained, including the sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions of the autonomic nervous system. Lastly, how people express emotions, especially nonverbal methods, and gender and cultural influences on emotions are explained.
Theories of Emotions
  Physiological activation
  Expressive behaviors
  Conscious experience
  William James
  Carl Lange
  James-Lange Theory
  Walter Cannon
  Cannon-Bard Theory
  Cognitive appraisal
  Stanley Schachter
  Two factor theory
  Physiological arousal
  Cognitive label
  Robert Zajonc
  Richard Lazarus
  Conscious awareness
  Unconscious thinking
Fear: A Closer Look
  Autonomic nervous system
  Sympathetic division
  Parasympathetic division
  Fight or flight
The Expression of Emotion
  Nonverbal communication
  Body language
  Gender and cultural effects
  Display rules