Introduction: The Hazards of Fearlessness
PART I Emotional Processing
Broad Theories of Emotion Emphasize Bodily Responses
Do emotions cause bodily changes, or vice versa?
BOX 11.1: Lie Detector?
RESEARCHERS AT WORK: Stanley Schachter proposed a cognitive interpretation of stimuli and visceral states
Is There a Core Set of Emotions?
Facial expressions have complex functions in communication
Facial expressions are mediated by muscles, cranial nerves, and CNS pathways
Do Distinct Brain Circuits Mediate Different Emotions?
Electrical stimulation of the brain can produce emotional effects
Brain lesions also affect emotions
The amygdala is crucial for emotional learning
Different emotions activate different regions of the human brain
PART II Aggression
Neural Circuitry, Hormones, and Synaptic Transmitters Mediate Violence and Aggression
Androgens seem to increase aggression
Brain circuits mediate aggression
The biopsychology of human violence is a topic of controversy
PART III Stress and Health
Stress Activates Many Bodily Responses
The stress response progresses in stages
There are individual differences in the stress response
Stress and emotions affect our health
Why does chronic stress suppress the immune system?
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS: Long-Term Consequences of Childhood Bullying