Mar 10th, 2011 by admin
Question by soul Man: According to the james lange thory, crying over spilled milk will result in?
a. sorrow because you are crying
b. sorrow because the milk has been spilled
c. Problem solving which will control the emotions
d. several indiscriminant emotions
my answer is c.
Answer by jurydoc
Answer is a. According to James Lange theory of emotions, we have experiences, and as a result, our autonomic nervous system creates physiological events such as muscular tension, heart rate increases, perspiration, dryness of the mouth, etc. This theory proposes that emotions happen as a result of these, rather than being the cause of them.
The sequence thus is as follows:
Event ==> arousal ==> interpretation ==> emotion
So, spill milk —-> crying —- > interpretation ——> sadness
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