The Origin of Emotion and Effect on
Research Proposal
Pauline Onyu Kim
Cairn University
2016, 12/6












Abstract
The origin of Emotion that is either caused by appraisal to feel the emotion or mood contagion affected us to feel emotion will be explored. Random assessed partners are going to spend month as roommates in certain apartments and lead them to fill out certain questionnaire everyday. Also partners are going to explain their emotion to their partner every Saturday about their emotions during this week and explain in their own viewpoint. The questionnaire will include questions asking whether they could understand their partners and how do they feel about them or what emotion they are currently feeling. Then the partners will be research to practice an experiment in their naturalistic environment to not use technology for an hour; a person of that partner will either have neutral mood, appraisal practice, and anxiety expression in different dorm. And through that we are going to test whether that influenced each other's decisions by appraisal.





















The Automatic and Manual Transfer of the Mood that Effect on People
Feelings usually arise from different forms of cognitive processing (Schwarz & Conway 1994). This theory is very old theory and in the modern days the emotion is not occurred only because of cognitive process. Many researchers believed in the perspective, feelings are either a byproduct (Korait, 1994) or an end product of cognitive processing (Lazarus, 1991; Roseman 1984). Then our emotion is not something that we actually feel but the cognitive understands the situation and gives their own interpretation towards certain understanding of situation produces the symptom of feeling that you believe it is your feeling but it's actually your interpretation of cognitively analyzing the situation or thing (Hatfleld, Cacioppo, and Rapson (1992) speculated that people "catch" someone else's feeling by unintentionally mimicking her or his emotional expression. The previous study focused on unintentional imitation of emotional expressions of interact, recently referred to as "motor mimicry" (Chartrand & Bargh, 1999; Bavelas, Black, Lemery, & Mullet, 1987), represents the first step of the contagion mechanism. So emotion might be also from another people that people mimic other people's emotions.
The researchers claim that cognitive process of emotion not the only way to feel the feelings (Lazarus, 1991; Rose-man, 1984). Mood contagious are the way human cognitively reflecting the mood of other individuals to and express that emotion instead of what our individual actually feeling.
Neumann and Strack targeted to learn whether a non-purposeful formation of other individual's emotion transferred through mechanism or personal contact could transfer mood, and which one is more efficiently transferred. During their research upon mood contagion they have found that the mood contagion is one of the mechanisms that can affectively transfer mood and feelings between persons.
These researches have shown the automatic mood contagion as a tool to lead individual to feel the same feeling or emotion as the one who is transferring or occurring the emotion. Moods and emotions are easily contaminated by one, also transferred to another one. Perception of behaviors linked that automatically elicits happy or sad feelings in response to one's own or to another person's emotional expression (Neumann & Strack 2000). ).
Their experiment gave them answers that emotion and mood are intentionally and automatically transferred to another individual very easily and its theory is called mood contagion. Their research upon mood contagions was half successful because they found that the most effective way to transfer the emotion is to cognitively understand the emotion. Therefore the emotion needs to be cognitively understandable and reasonable to be able to transfer affectively.
The present study claim that the research upon decision-making has focused on individual's experienced events and the cause and effects that lead them to experience the emotion and moods (Parkinson & Simons 2009). Most previous research on the role of affect in decision making has focused on individually experienced emotions and moods (e.g., Loewenstein, Weber, Hsee, & Welch, 2001).
Other people's emotion both mimicry, feedback, or action code activation results emotional contagion and affects our own emotions, and it could results affects on decision making. The present study extends this research by considering the informational and affective consequences of another person's perceived emotions (see also Sinaceur