Phobias Essay

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Many people think that they are perfectly fine psychologically throughout their lives, but in reality everyone actually develops a type of phobia consciously or unconsciously in their lifetime. Phobias are fear to a certain type of object or situation (Weiten 177). Also, the part of our brain that deals with emotions is called the amygdala (Weiten 308). This means that any damage to the amygdala will cause a person to be unable to identify emotions that they are expressing or emotions that are produce by others. For instance, a person who have a damaged amygdala will not be able to identify the danger when a car is coming because he/she would not be able to feel fear or any other emotions that could help him/her to detect that danger. Emotions,…show more content…
However, emotions are very different from personalities or psychological disorders because there could be numerous personality combinations and behavioral patterns that each person experiences, but emotions on the base level are consistent throughout the world regardless of their social background. Humans develop emotions through their personal experiences, but some of them actually appear in every individuals. Emotions can exist in different forms based on the situation that a person is in; however, there are only six emotions that are primal enough that everyone can feel (Weiten 313). Furthermore, these emotions are “fear, anger, joy disgust, interest, and surprise” (Weiten 313). These emotions emerged as the base form of emotions because they consistently appear on different psychologists lists of emotions when they are doing their research (Weiten 313). Thus, those emotions are labeled as universal emotions that all individuals are able to feel and…show more content…
Expressions are basically facial images that is identified by a specific appearance response, and those responses are tied with emotions. While a person couldn’t communicate in details using expressions, it can be used to measure the “valence” and the “arousal” that the person is experiencing (Nook, Lindquist, and Zaki 569). This shows that expressions like emotions also have a base form, and those base form could be identified by looking at the person. This also suggests that these expressions could only be consistent when emotions are also consistent. Other studies on age and race have shown that there is some level of indirect effect with the production of facial expressions on various emotions (Craig, Lipp, and Mallan 875). This could form an implication that emotions direct the formation of facial expression in which facial expressions could be one of the possible ways to support the evidence that basic emotions are format in a consistent pattern. Furthermore, one of the case studies suggest that “facial expressions are either necessary or sufficient to produce emotional experience” (Keillor et al.130). That means that facial expressions are closely related to emotions in a way that it is crucial that in order to interpret expressions, a solid foundation of emotions is needed in a person before any interpretation could occur. Therefore, it is important that when exanimating the consistency of

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