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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Freddie816 on Tuesday January 26, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to SOC 128 at University of California - Los Angeles taught by anderson in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 54 views. For similar materials see Sociology of Emotions in Sociology at University of California - Los Angeles.


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Date Created: 01/26/16
SOC 128 1/26/16  ● the relationship of self and   ● the relationship bw emotion and self  ● emotional hijacking of the amygdala  ● emotion vs rational thought      ● What is the self and how does one form “himself”  ○ The self, according to lecture, is not biological and not social, it is not an idea of  nature vs nurture; it is true that we are who we are due to our biological makeup  but also, through social interaction  ■ basically, we needboth in order to build a sense of self   ■ it is feelings, it is emotions and it is how you respond to those emotions  that make up you are  ○ The professor uses an example that I feel explains this well: Depression. Being  depressed and being a depressed person are two entirely different things. Both  are basically a form of sadness but feeling depressed means that you are sad for  a reason.Being a depressed person, means that your sad without a cause. Being  depressed is temporary while being a depressed person is long term. Being  depressed is an emotion that doesn't define who you are but being a depressed  person, does. Depression shapes your thoughts, your actions and your mood. It  is something serious and maybe even fatal, it is not something that you can just  wipe away. Solomon has a quote he uses about drugs i.e­antidepressants. These  drugs “mask” who you are/they change you into an entire new person, they fix  what seems like the physical issue but they are nactuall addressing the  problem  ■ In depression, there is no true sense of self/boundaries are blurry  ■ Stats on Depression  ● depression is the leading cause of disability all over the world  ● depression claims more lives than HIV, aids, war etc put together  ● 1 in 8 people suffering from depression commit suicide   ● 1 in 10 americans will have a depressive state in their lives   ■ Why is there so much depression?  ● emotions are both cultural and biological  ○ back to our discussion about the emotional “ripple”  ■ feeling triggers and emotion, the emotion­a mood, the mood, a  temperament and the temperament, a disorder (this is what depression  is)  ● emotional hijacking and the amygdala  ○ the amygdala is a small ((sensory organ))? in the back of your head. The  amygdala is responsible for all of your emotions. It is the amygdala, that drives  you to act. Like a conductor controlling your body, it tells you how to respond.  ■ If it is hurt, you loose all emotional feeling. Nothing has meaning anymore  (you are emotionless)/you are unable to attach emotion to certain events    SOC 128 1/26/16  ● in the reading, a man that went under a surgery that affected his  amygdala, lost his family, his job, basically everything because he  literally had no emotions/nothing mattered  ○ In an emotional hijacking, something triggers an emotion and your senses go  straight to your amygdala that triggers you to act before you even have a chance  to process what is going on  ■ i.e­ a man sees a woman staring in fear at a lake, he jumps in without  even realizing it and ends up saving a child  ■ out of panic, a burglar stabs two of his victims and admits that he had no  recollection of doing so  ■ a man who walks into what he thought was his empty house, is frightened  by his daughter and shoots her without even thinking  ○ the amygdala is in charge of emotional memories­most traumatic/stronger are  prolonged  ● Emotion vs rational thought  ○ two societies that respond differently towards emotion according to Horwitz  ■ communal   ● such as the Ifaluk, see the community as the cause of a member's  emotion (shared) and not emotion of the member himself  ■ individual  ● the cause of emotion is due to the individual himself      


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