YOU- Have emotions. Yes. Also, catchy Crash Course Intro 🎼 below!
Inquiry Question: How can anger be transformed to become a positive emotion?
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The premiere of this round: I will be taking a deeper look on the health portion of anger. This is the aspects of mental and physical health, additionally the causes and results.
Other portions would be the concept of emotions and talking about some topics raised by the comments last post (Comments not talked about is because it will be mentioned in upcoming research posts) Enjoy!
- What kind of emotions do you have?
- What does your face look like when you feel a particular way?
- Let everyone know! Describe the best you can.. When you are...
Emotions are a form of a response from any kind of situation in our lives. As it can be seen throughout the body- widely known is the face but the form of our body shape also is another conveyor of message (2) (3)
Library of Congress government website article also says to differentiate feeling and emotions. Why is it different? Well feeling is a perception of all changes happening in a body. Emotions are the opposite, the ones that comes out unconsciously (3) (6) (without your real knowledge- sneaky aren't they?)
One thing of note is that there are some "emotions" more prone to be part of a response than others. In this case, "fear" is one of those. The brain structure is wired to recognizing fear without even knowing it or going through you first.(3)
Article in Scientific American talks about emotion and feeling difference (3) (4) (6). Often it is used interchangeably but there are reasons why words are there. They go on a deeper level according to Prof Damasio. Emotions are reactions in the body for a certain stimuli versus feelings is what we are personally aware of. (4)
Feeling -> Then Emotion
Getting to the science portion of this is that PET (Positron Emission Tomography) scans and MRI studies show that emotions are in different parts of limbic system with high activity than other emotions (5)
Common brief examples:
1. Happiness: found in several areas of the brain, right frontal cortex, left amygdala, etc.
2. Fear: bilateral amygdala, the hypothalamus and areas of the left frontal cortex. Thinking and gut feeling and urgency is because for the survival of an organism.
3. Sadness: The hippocampus (involved when sad) is strongly linked with memory, and it makes sense that awareness of certain memories is associated with feeling sad.
4. Disgust is an interesting feeling that is often associated with avoidance. Found in amygdala and cortexes.
5. Anger: Found in all ages and people around the world. Anger is found with activation of the right hippocampus, the amygdala, and cortexes.
6. Surprise: This can be a good thing or bad. The hippocampus is strongly associated with memory- surprise is the fact of not expecting or remembering. (5) As you may have experienced such situations before!
Crash Course Psychology: (2)
Hank talks about this psychological aspect. He goes through a bit of history and talks about significant people in this area of study!
Definition said: Emotion: A mind and body's integrated responses to a type of stimulus which include physiological arousal, expression and conscious experience (2)
Ted Talk: One of the cool things is that it's not just reading. Her topic covers Emotion's powers. So here's a video! It talks about an interesting concept.. such as that emotions pushed aside get stronger "Amplification"(1) A term that fits rightly in the description of what it does.
Susan also says which I found interesting to remember:
Thanks for reading!!!
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Next around, some concepts I plan to look at:
This round tackles the solutions and scientific basis of anger as well as the psychology's perspective how it can be handled. The possibility of changing the direction anger takes so it isn't destructive
Current methods of dealing with anger, learning the control, science and possible prevention before it happens. How yoga and meditation may have influences.
Including YOUR or other people's comments on here to research and add into!
That is it! Hope you are all looking forward, as I am looking forward to yours as well!
ROUND 3 later!
See you there!
Codes in titles:
S: stands for "Series" which correlates to a unique inquiry question.
(C) Cycle: Each consists ideally 6 rounds (posts) of research. Question may change every cycle, or be continued from previous cycle. (About 4 cycles per school year)
Round [of research]: Individual posts in a research cycle. Sometimes denoted as "R"
For self notes: Resentment, anger, grudge, relational aggression