Responses to Emotion
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This paper discusses human responses to emotion. It particularly looks at physical and behavioral responses to emotions such as anger and happiness. The paper presents personal experiences of the writer that created the emotions of anger and happiness. It then discusses how the writer responded to both her anger and happiness in physical ways.
From the Paper:"An example of an incident that made me very emotional--angry--occurred when my 13-year-old daughter was at soccer camp. A 24-year-old male counselor tackled her. She fell and cut her mouth and had to get stitches. Of course I was upset because she was hurt; a mother's instincts for keeping her daughter safe (or one of Maslow's primary needs). The counselor should have known better.
"My daughter was at this camp, because she was to have fun and learn, not get injured and be in pain. From a Lazarian standpoint, I was not able to protect my daughter and keep her safe from harm. Because I did not have control over this basic need, I thought about my lack of empowerment and was very frustrated and angry. The more I thought about it, the more angry I became. Emotionally, I wanted to cry and scream. Physically, I wanted to tackle him, but my Lazarian concept of survival knew that this would not be the best way to prove my point and make the counselor understand the inappropriate nature of his actions."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Maslow, A. (1943) Conflict, frustration, and the theory of threat. J. abnorm. (soc.) Psychol., 1943, 38, 81-86.
- Lazarus, R. (1998) Fifty years of the research and theory of R.S. Lazarus. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum Associates.
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