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CHAPTER 10 - Emotion and Motivation Emotion Emotions - positive or negative affective effects consist of cognitive, physiological, and behavioral reactions to events that have relevance to our goals Emotions are responses, while motivators are stimuli to action Adaptive Function of Emotions (Frederickson, 1998) Negative emotions narrow attention, enabling a response to threat through increased physiological activation Positive emotions broaden thinking and behavior, enabling exploration and skill learning Emotions as Social Communication They provide observable information about internal states and influence others? behavior toward us Emotions: Eliciting Stimuli Biological factors - We come equipped to respond to stimuli that may have evolutionary significance

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