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IN CONTEXT

APPROACH

Psychology of emotion

BEFORE

1872 Biologist Charles Darwin publishes the first scientific study of human emotions in The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals.

Late 1800s William James and Danish physiologist Carl Lange propose the James—Lange theory of emotion: that emotions are the result of bodily changes, and not the cause of them.

1929 Physiologists Walter Cannon and Philip Bard say we experience physiological arousal and emotion at the same time, in the Bard—Cannon theory.

AFTER

1991 In Emotion and Adaptation, psychologist Richard Lazarus says a thought must precede any emotion or physiological arousal.

Our emotions and ...

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