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

Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 110) Evolution, Emotion, and Reason: Emotions, Part I 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. 00:00 - Chapter 1. The Different Functions of Emotions 09:06 - Chapter 2. Phineas Gage and The Loss of Emotional Capacity 15:45 - Chapter 3. Facial Expressions and Smiles in Particular 28:08 - Chapter 4. Question and Answer on Smiles 32:22 - Chapter 5. Non-Social Emotions: Fear 36:29 - Chapter 6. Social Emotions and Altruism Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses This course was recorded in Spring 2007.

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