Quiz 5: Emotion



Multiple Choice

Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.



____ 1. The James-Lange theory of emotions focuses on the __________ determinants of emotions.

a. psychological
b. behavioral
c. cognitive
d. physiological




____ 2. Dylan is on a roller coaster that has just reached the top of the first climb and is starting to drop. Based on the James-Lange theory of emotions, Dylan should report

a. "My racing heart must mean I'm terrified because everyone else is screaming."
b. "I feel terrified because my heart is racing."
c. "My heart is racing because I am terrified."
d. "The sight of the drop makes my heart race and it makes me feel terrified."




____ 3. As Erica watched the televised drawing of lottery numbers, she realized she had the winning combination. If her heart starts to race at the same instant that she feels euphoria over winning the lottery, Erica's response pattern would lend support to

a. the Cannon-Bard theory of emotion
b. the James-Lange theory of emotion
c. Izard's evolutionary theory of emotion
d. Schachter's two-factor theory of emotion




____ 4. According to Schachter's two-factor theory of emotion

a. the experience of emotion depends on autonomic arousal and your cognitive interpretation of that arousal
b. different patterns of autonomic activation lead to the experience of different emotions
c. emotion occurs when the thalamus sends signals simultaneously to the cortex and to the autonomic nervous system
d. emotions develop because of their adaptive value




____ 5. Scott takes an antihistamine, but he doesn't realize that the medication will also increase his overall level of autonomic arousal. Thirty minutes after he has taken the medication he is introduced to Danielle. If Scott incorrectly attributes his increased arousal as attraction for Danielle it would lend support to

a. Schachter's two-factor theory of emotion
b. the James-Lange theory of emotion
c. the Cannon-Bard theory of emotion
d. Izard's evolutionary theory of emotion




____ 6. According to the Cannon-Bard theory, people look to __________ cues to differentiate and label their emotions; according to Schachter, people look to __________ cues to differentiate and label their emotions.

a. physiological; situational
b. physiological; physiological
c. situational; physiological
d. situational; situational




____ 7. Research on Schachter's two-factor theory of emotion has been

a. strongly supportive
b. mixed - some research supportive and other research not
c. strongly nonsupportive
d. none of the above, as an insufficient amount of research has been conducted to evaluate Schachter's theory




____ 8. The assumption underlying the use of the polygraph in criminal investigations is that denial of involvement in a crime is most likely to ___________arousal in suspects who are actually __________.

a. increase, guilty c. increase, innocent
b. decrease, guilty d. decrease, innocent




____ 9. The most unambiguous nonverbal clue to our specific emotional state is provided by our:

a. breathing rate c. body posture
b. pupil dialation d. facial muscles




____ 10. Research on the accuracy of lie detector tests indicates that they:

a. are always wrong c. err one-thjrd of the time
b. are always right d. err ten percent of the time