Functions of Emotions
Components of Emotions
True or False
Application
100

This emotion organizes our responses to threats to our life, health, or well-being. It focuses us on escape from danger.

Fear

100

Events or situations that occur right before an emotion starts.

Prompting Events

100

Naming emotions is universal and helpful

True. Every culture gives names to emotions. To name an emotion we also have to be aware of emotions.

100

What is a way we can express happiness?

examples: smiling, spending time with others, etc.

200

This emotion organizes our responses to the blocking of important goals or activities or an imminent attack on the self or to important others. It focuses us on self-defense, mastery, and control.

Anger

200

Thoughts, beliefs, or assumptions about an events, or appraisals of the event.

Interpretations

200

Being emotional means being out of control

False. Emotions have functions in our lives. 

200

What is a way we express fear?

examples: fleeing, running away, etc.

300

This emotion organizes our responses to losses of someone or something important, and to goals lost or not attained. It focuses us on what is valued and the pursuit of goals, as well as on communicating to others that we need help. 

Sadness

300

Conditions or events that make an individual very sensitive to experiencing something.

Vulnerability Factors

300

Emotions involve changes in the body (e.g., brain & nervous system)

True. Some parts of the brain are very important in regulating emotions which have effects on the rest of the body. We also have two systems: activating and deactivating. 

300

How do we check the facts (versus our interpretations) of a situation?

through describing and observing the situation

400

This emotion organizes our responses to optimal functioning of ourselves, others we care about, or the social group we are apart of. It focuses on continuing activities that enhance pleasure and personal and social value. 

Happiness

400

An important function of emotion is to prompt behavior. What is a behavior associated with an emotion called?

Action Urge

400

We can change our feelings directly.

False. This can only be changed indirectly by focusing attention on something else, or through biology... etc.

400

Show how you would communicate your emotions in this situation: interacting with a friend who gets very angry at you during the interaction.

(demonstrate)

500

This emotion organizes our responses to situations and things that are offensive and contaminating. It focuses on us rejecting and distancing ourselves from some object, event, or situation.

Disgust

500

One of the most important functions of emotions is to communicate. What are two ways we communicate emotions?

Body Language; Facial Expressions; Words

500

We have two types of emotions: Primary and Secondary.

True. Primary emotions are our immediate, first reactions. Secondary emotions are reactions to our primary emotions.

500

Show how you would communicate your emotions in this situation: talking with a friend about something very sad.

(demonstrate)

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