Chapter 4: Experiencing and Expressing Emotions : Chapter 4: Experiencing and Expressing Emotions Part 1 (p. 115-133) Language of Emotion : Language of Emotion Definitions of emotion
Connections to previous chapters?
Steps of “perceiving others”
What do we think of when we hear or say that someone is “emotional” or “too emotional”? Slide 3: What constitutes “acceptable” selection, organization, and interpretation of emotion-related communication? What are cultural factors that influence how we understand, express, interpret, and evaluate emotions? Slide 4: What assumptions do we make about communication and emotions? How do you understand the role of emotions in interpersonal communication? Where can we place “communication” and “emotions”? : Where can we place “communication” and “emotions”? We use ___ to express ___.
We use ___ to better understand ___.
___ has a huge effect on ___.
___ influences ___ tremendously.
You can’t have ___ without ___. Openness vs. closedness : Openness vs. closedness Define emotional sharing
What is emotional contagion?
How are these two concepts related? How do you experience emotions? : How do you experience emotions? Primary and “blended” emotions
Do we agree with what the book offers as a logic for using these two concepts? Health and Emotions : Health and Emotions Name/describe some of the messages we’re presented with concerning emotions and health
How is “depression” dealt with in certain cultures and societies?
What are cultural ideals about being emotionally healthy? How do we negotiate them? Money and Emotions : Money and Emotions Can money buy happiness?
p. 124 “Focus on Culture” section
What do we think about this section and (inter)cultural notions of the concept of “happiness”
Can we manufacture happiness? (think about what makes you feel happy…and Don Draper) Ethics of emotion & Communication : Ethics of emotion & Communication Manipulation
Does Smiling Make You Happy? (article) http://health.howstuffworks.com/mental-health/human-nature/happiness/smiling-happy1.htm Gender (& Sexuality) : Gender (& Sexuality) What are dominant discourses of experiencing and expressing emotions?
We might agree that women and men both experience emotions equally, but what are we overlooking when we say this?
What are we assuming when we say that “women” express ___ or “men” express ___? Emotional Intelligence : Emotional Intelligence How might some equate emotional intelligence and scientific/rational intelligence?
How are each valued in our society?
How is this informed by discourses on gender and sexuality? Slide 14: What is your evaluation of the book’s definition of emotional intelligence?
Based on what you read about suppression and venting, can you find a middle-ground between these two extremes? Avoiding Emotional Disclosure : Avoiding Emotional Disclosure In what ways might we avoid communicating emotions with others?
Why might we want to avoid communicating emotions? Managing Emotions : Managing Emotions Consider how you manage your emotions with…
Strangers Preventing Emotions : Preventing Emotions Encounter avoidance: making choices whether to engage with or avoid certain people, places, situations altogether that you think will provoke certain emotions you don’t want to experience Slide 18: Encounter structuring: intentionally making decisions to engage with or avoid certain topics that you think will provoke certain emotions during encounters with others Slide 19: Attention focus: attending only to aspects of an event or encounter you assume will not provoke undesired emotions
Deactivation: systematically desensitizing yourself to emotional experience Slide 20: How can we understand the concept of reappraisal to be useful and beneficial to interpersonal communication concerning emotion, on both conceptual/theoretical and practical levels? Slide 21: Selecting
Behavior/action Reappraising Slide 23: Reappraising Slide 24: Reappraising