chapter 4, part 1

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By: Salgadoa (94 month(s) ago)

When going over emotional disorders, it shows us how common they are and scary they are as well. Disorders have become more common these days due to economic problems. Certain emotions are dealt with differently in different sexes and cultures. Men tend to hide their emotions when woman express their emotions more often.

By: dfarrell63 (94 month(s) ago)

Chapter Four: I found the "Preventing Emotions" section (p. 130) in our book to be very interesting. It basically presented four different strategies that we sometimes have as people to stay away from feeling certain emotions. I see these strategies as a way to cut off your true emotions from others. This can be a good thing and a bad thing. The good is that it could help prevent you thinking about and feeling emotions that were possibly terrible and even detrimental to your health. The bad is that you sometimes can seem disconnected from everyone else and maybe a little hard-hearted towards certain situations in order to keep those emotions from rising up again. Either way. I feel that Ch.4 was great for a communication class because, truth be told, I never really thought of emotions dealing with communications before.

By: lent1 (94 month(s) ago)

When we talk about being emotional, sometimes we do not know if we are emotional or not and we have a hard figuring out the words associated with being emotional This is my interpretation of being emotional.

By: EsterinoGarcia (94 month(s) ago)

The amount of content this chapter provided, helped to really understand the content and further our questioning of how communication is used and interpreted. The powerpoint slides help to facilitate this understanding, making it easier to understand the topics at hand by providing a simple definition. Emotion is tough to control and expressing it in communication can often lead to distress among parties, but by understanding that we can control our emotions by taking steps to influence and organize our thoughts, it can have a tremendous effect on experiencing and expressing emotion in communication.

By: andrewlimon (94 month(s) ago)

I found the section on "money and emotions" most interesting. I believe our society today is based on material items, and although the common saying goes, "money buys happiness" I believe the saying would be more suitable stating, "money buys stress." Although having money and material items has the positive benefits, the problems involved with keeping up with the joneses often cause more turmoil than any happiness that would have ever been present. Money could possibly be the single most influential item that elicits an emotion. Emotions, ranging from excitement when we see a penny on the ground to deep anger when we lose a bet can all be produced from money.

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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 Book YOUR definition 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 Advertising 9/11 rhetoric Fast food Medication/pharmaceuticals Automotive industry Does Smiling Make You Happy? (article)

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… Friends Romantic partners Family Co-workers 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 Organizing Interpreting Behavior/action Reappraising

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