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7 November, 11:35

Alone in the woods, Yolanda hears a noise. She thinks she sees a bear coming toward her. Yolanda's heart starts pounding and, at the same time, she realizes she is afraid. This sequence of events is BEST explained by which theory of emotion?

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  1. 7 November, 12:03


    Cannon-Bard theory of emotion: The Cannon-Bard theory of emotion is also referred to as the Thalamic theory of emotion. The theory is proposed by Walter Cannon and Philip Bard. The theory explains the psychological aspect of emotion.

    Cannon-Bard theory defines that an individual experiences physiological reactions, for example, trembling, muscle tension, and sweating and feels emotions at the same time. According to this theory, any event triggers a specific feeling and physical reaction simultaneously.
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