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This module/week, you are going to test the “Facial Feedback Hypothesis.” First, have five 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 five 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 post, please 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?

Replies: The Facial Feedback Hypothesis is most consistent with the James-Lange Theory, which states that our emotions are a response to physiological behaviors (Nevid, 2014).

In reply to 2 of your classmates’ posts, propose 2 alternative explanations for why someone might feel the “happy” emotion. For each post: * Discuss a theory of emotion other than the facial feedback hypothesis. * Summarize the theory, citing the textbook (refer to Module 8.4). * Give an example from your own life that supports this theory. Your example doesn’t have to address happiness, it can relate to any emotion. * Include 2 different theories and examples.
Submit your thread by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Thursday and your replies by 11:59 p.m. (ET)…...

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