Experiencing Positive Emotions

Chapter 7: Experiencing Positive Emotions

> When it comes to flourishing as human beings, what often takes center stage is our ability to feel positive emotions.

¨One of the core elements of flourishing is the study of positive emotions (PERMA). 

Positive Emotions: a wide range of pleasant emotions in the past, present, and future; being able to know what it is to be happy and to experience an enduring sense of well-being.

         Two ways of smiling: 

- Duchenne smilea full-face

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It seems undeniable that as a species we are so much the result of a long process ofbiological evolution as well as cultural development. Therefore, although the relationships betweenthe natural and the cultural are understood in different ways, both aspects formpart of who we are. Humans can be male or female, that is called sex, which is the biological characteristic of  being one or the other. Gender, refers to the socially constructed roles, actions, thoughts, feelings and behaviors that a

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Methods Naturalistic Observation – researcher collects information without the participant’s awareness · Advantages: Researcher does not influence the participant’s behavior, so it may be more representative than if people knew they were being watched·Disadvantages: Not everything can be observed in its natural environment, expensive. Structured Observation – researchers can set up a situation and observe that participant’s behavior·Advantages: Researcher has more control of the situation

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1.A person who can imagine many possible solutions to a problem, including some that might be „outside of the box“, best illustrates 

B- divergent thinking 


2. Per the class notes, intelligence is best defined as a(n)

A- ability to learn from experience and adapt to change.


3. The ability to learn a new computer software program is to ________ as knowledge of state 

    capitals is to _______.

B- fluid intelligence, crystallized intelligence 


4. Which of the following is not one of the dimensions

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Fixed mindsets = people who believe their intelligence is set in time, they think their intelligence is carved in stone and they wonder “if they have enough of it” Growth mindsets = people who believe their knowledge is always expanding and growing as they continue learning throughout their life. Scientific studies show that people with different learning styles perform better on an exam when presented one way or the other. If learning styles are limiting learning at all it’s because we believe/

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Chapter 4 Heredity and Environment
Heredity: all characteristics transmitted from parents to child.
Environment: all the surrondings forces that affects your life.
Both this factors start having an effect as soon as the first human cell is formed.
Chromosomes: almost all of the cells of the body contain tiny rod- shaped bodies.
Genes: each chromosome is composed of many smaller units. Are responsible for transmitting inherited traits from parents to children.
DNA: deoxyribonucleic acid. It gives special”
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