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Psychophysiology is totally outside of my wheelhouse, but here it goes… Those feelings in your chest, face, arms, etc. aren't an illusion. Indeed, it's long been argued that physiological arousal (in your body) is a core component of emotional experience (e.g., James, 1884; Russell, 1980)--alongside feelings of pleasure and displeasure. Moreover, that ...


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Alright, so my familiarity with this area primarily comes from Vanessa LoBue's work. And what I get from her research is that we don't really know if certain fears are innate or acquired. LoBue seems to favor a prepared learning model, which is just as it sounds. Infants are not born fearful of things like spiders, snakes, and heights (Adolph, Kretch, ...


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Research: Rationalization is a defence mechanism - a Freudian construct that is still in common use in clinical psychology, but no longer used much in research, so current studies about such mechanisms are hard to come by. To some degree, rationalization has been superseded by cognitive dissonance, and related self-perception theory. This is a more ...


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When it comes to serious situations, one may react with feeling the events as surreal. One may have trouble believing that what is happening is actually real. What happens next is that one may be confused and dissociate with the event: In philosophy, "the Absurd" refers to the conflict between (1) the human tendency to seek inherent value and meaning ...


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I believe an overactive amygdala certainly plays a pivitol role defines ones ego. As the amygdala is part of the limbic system. An overactive limbic system has been linked to depression, obsessive compulsive disorder and depression. While I do believe the amygdala does play a small part in defining the ego, I believe other parts of the limbic system, play ...


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Assuming your question is "Is person's ego a projection of the responses of their amygdala onto the conscious experience?", I think it would translate to "Does the amygdala determines or houses the ego". In that light, the question hinges on the meaning of ego. Given the question is asked at Cognitive Sciences SE, I assume the ego is "The part of the mind ...


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Interesting question. I have thought about this a lot, and while I cannot offer a conclusive answer, I can offer some ideas that stem from scientific literature. I should note that this question may technically be considered off-topic, as it seems to be looking for a diagnosis (and self-help questions are prohibited on this website). However, for the sake ...



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