2 factor theory

Can you describe this please?

Here is a brief rundown:

James Lange Theory of Emotion- A stimulus (like a person in a scary costume jumping out from behind a corner) causes physiological arousal within you (sympathetic nervous system activity), which results in your experience of emotion (“fear”). In this theory, your physiological response (your heart beating faster) comes before you actually have an emotional experience.

The Cannon-Bard Theory of Emotion- A stimulus (like a person in a scary costume jumping out from behind a corner) causes physiological changes (like your heart beating faster) AND your experience of emotion (“fear”) at same time.

Schacter-Singer Theory (also known as the Two-Factor Theory) of Emotion- A stimulus (like a person in a scary costume jumping out from behind a corner) causes physiological changes (just like above) AND your brain assigns a label to the circumstances (such as your environmental cues) which results in your experience of an emotion. The most important aspect of this theory is the addition of the cognitive label. Your emotion would change if your mind interprets the circumstances (and assigns a different label) differently. For example, if the person who jumps out to scare you is also your best friend, you would quickly label that as “non-threatening” and your initial fear would turn into laughter.

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