PSYC 110 - Lecture 11 - Evolution, Emotion, and Reason: Emotions, Part I

Lecture 11 - Evolution, Emotion, and Reason: Emotions, Part I

Overview

This class is an introduction to the evolutionary analysis of human emotions, how they work, why they exist, and what they communicate. In particular, this lecture discusses three interesting case studies, that of happiness (e.g., smiling), fear and the emotions we feel towards our relatives. Finally, this lecture ends with a brief discussion of babies' emotional responses to their caregivers.

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Assignment

Gray, Peter. Psychology (5th edition), pp. 61-68, 345-351

Pinker, Steven. "How the Mind Works." In The Norton Psychology Reader. Edited by Gary Marcus. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2006. pp. 39-44

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