Indicate which theory of emotion--James-Lange, Cannon-Bard, Schachters
Two Factor, or Evolutionary--applies in the example given below. More
than one theory may apply. Justify or support your explanation according
to the components or characteristics of the theory. Steven was
always interested in the stock market and had invested a lot of the
familys assets, including a second mortgage on the family home, in a
high-risk mining venture. When mining venture collapsed, Steven was
devastated. He felt terrible about the loss and did not know how to tell
his family about it. Steven told his best friend, Bernie, that he felt
sick to his stomach--a feeling that leaves him anxious and depressed
because he has jeopardized his familys welfare.
Cannon-bard theory: stimulus (loss in stock market) => subcortical brain activity => both autonomic arousal (sick to stomach) and conscious feelings (depression, anxiety) schachters two factor: stimulus (loss in stock market) => autonomic arousal (sick to stomach) => appraisal of situation (jeopardizing family welfare) => conscious feeling (depression and anxiety)marking / feedback: (1/2)yes, schachters two-factor theory applies here. steven attributes his sick to the stomach feelings to his risky investments. he labels his visceral arousal as anxiety and depression. however, the cannon-bard theory cannot be applied, because it clerly assumes that the motion is caused by the subcortical brain activity, not (as indicated in the question) by cognition (stevens thought that he has jeopardized his familys welfare).