Psychology DB3

Discussion Board Forum Instructions

 

You are required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Must be at least 250 words, be in current APA format, and cite the course text.

 

Topic: Emotional Intelligence

This module/week, you are going to test the “Facial Feedback Hypothesis.” First, have 5 friends/colleagues/family members hold a pencil in their mouths showing their teeth for 30 seconds. Then, ask them to rate how happy they feel on a scale of 1–7 (1 = very unhappy, 7 = very happy). Second, have another 5 friends/colleagues/family members hold a pencil in their mouths without showing their teeth (i.e., lips together) for 30 seconds. Then, ask them to rate how happy they feel on a scale of 1–7 (1 = very unhappy, 7 = very happy). For your thread, complete the following:

  • Summarize the facial feedback hypothesis, citing the course textbook.
  • Prior to the experiment, what do you expect your findings to be?
  • What were your findings? For example, the average rating was # for Group 1 (teeth showing) versus # for Group 2 (no teeth).
  • Were your findings consistent with the Facial Feedback Hypothesis? Why or why not?
  • Why do you think God created us to experience emotions?
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