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This week we are discussing emotions & memory. List the primary emotions and discuss the brain areas involved in regulation of emotions and what happens when these areas are damaged. Explore the role memory plays in emotions and what happens during trauma. Bring in examples of how cultural expectations and gender socialization impacts emotional expression. Be sure to include references.

Use clear examples. Expected word-count for substantive participation is between 175-275 words. Add at least 1 reference, edit for grammar/spelling, and check for plagiarism.

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Emotion refers to the positive or negative reaction to particular situations. It consists of patterns of physiological changes which are accompanied by behaviors or the urges to perform them. Although most of the research on the physiology of emotions have been confined the fear and anger (controlled by the amygdala) the primary emotions would be fear, anger, sadness, and happiness. Things like being treated mean or unfairly may make you sad, while being close to a loved one may make you happy.

Neurons in the central nucleus of the amygdala become activated when threatening stimuli are perceived. Damage to this region of the amygdala could alter or even stop a host of emotional behaviors and physiological responses. Signs of fear are no longer apparent when confronted with stimuli previously paired with aversive events, which could result in stress induced illnesses.

Although there are some stimuli that automatically activate the central nucleus and produce fear reactions, we can also learn that a particular stimulus or situation is dangerous or threatening. Once this is learned that stimulus or situation will evoke fear, causing your heart rate and blood pressure to increase, your muscles to become tense, etc.


As humans, we experience many emotions regularly. Our emotions can shift from day-to-day. Furthermore, certain life events can trigger emotions that are often difficult to fully express. Some people have extreme emotions that can not be regulated or controlled. According to Carlson, N. (2013), “Emotions consist of patterns of physiological changes and accompanying behaviors—or at least urges to perform these behaviors. These responses are accompanied by feelings.”

Damage to the amygdala can result in a decline in emotional responses. Emotions related to stress and fear are diminished when there are lesions or damages to this part of the brain. Therefore, traumatic events can cause delayed or lack of an emotional response. On the contrary, when a certain event that is catastrophic occurs this may stimulate a response that mimics the initial occurrence. When an event takes place and a strong emotional response happens, this event will likely be remembered. However, it can also be suppressed.

Traditionally, women are said to be more emotional than men. This is especially true when making decisions. In society, their male counterparts are said to be more rational and therefore make better leaders. Men are taught to not show emotion because this is directly attributed to weakness.

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