Psychology for Lawyers

understanding ourselves

emotional awareness
-- 2nd session--

Supplemental Videos

Jordan Peterson

Jordan Peterson Lecture: Freud [1:14:39 mins.] [lecture in Peterson's 2015 course, Personality and Its Transformation] [presentation on emotion begins at 40:26 mins., ends at 45:06 mins.] [another possible end for the presentation is at 48:10 mins.] [tradition has overly focused on rationality, and in doing so, has tried to "clear out the emotions"; Peterson locates emotion in the context of rationality, and in what we learn from Freud]

Tools, Emotions and Meaning [7:09 mins.] [tools and obstacles and how they help us understand emotions; reference to anxiety (a state that you can't tolerate); goals and positive emotions (a goal-oriented structure is a value system); the consequences of a flat value system]. Alternative posting: Emotions and Why Anxiousness is Your Worst Enemy [2:58 mins.]. A 2nd alternative posting: What Happens When You See a Tool [7:27 mins.]

No Goal, No Positive Emotion [4:10 mins.] [you are always in a framework; you have a goal and a route that sets up your motivational framework; positive emotions are experienced when you are moving toward a goal; some goals work better than others; you want to be in a playable game; "there is a set of playable games"; the game you play depends in part on your temperament; a playable game is social acceptable; without a hierarchial structure there is no motivation; you experience positive emotion in relation to a goal; a goal provides your life with meaning]

Motivations & Emotions [5:14 mins.] [motivations set goals (they also prime behavior and they set up perceptual frames from which you understand the world), emotions orient you in relation to goals; "a motivated state is like a litke micro-personality" (it's only aiming at one thing) (relates to Freud and the idea of sub-personalities)]

A Psychodynamic Perspective

Why Emotions are Important [8:14 mins.] [Robert Elliott is a psychotherapist who practices EFT (Emotion Focused Therapy)] [a psychological overview using accessible language] [end presentation at 6:32 mins.]

What are Emotions, Feelings, Affect, and Mood? [6:08 mins.] [Todd Grande] ["emotions are automatic reactions" (what we experience in reaction to stressors); six basic emotions (anger, disguist, fear, happiness, sadness, surprise); "feelings have a more cognitive component" ("emotions that are precessed with thinking"); affect os usually thought of as emotion and feeling together; we can use affect and mood interchangeably]

Are All Decisions Based on Emotions? | Emotion vs. Cognition in Decision-making [15:12 mins.] [Todd Grande] [reference to the behavior, thinking, feeling, emotions structure presented in Alan Watkins videos]

Where Emotional Issues Come From and What to Do About Them [1:45 mins.] [Nadine Winocur] [commentary on "parts of the self" ("inner states of mind")

A Lawyer Turned Psychotherapist [4:52 mins.] [Will Meyerhofer] [end commentary at 1:40 mins.]

Feeling Your Feelings in Therapy [2:18 mins.] [Charlotte Howard, Deep Eddy Psychotherapy, Austin, Texas ]

Emotion and Psychotherapy [5:51 mins.] [Brad Halifax]

Reference (Yale Course: Human Emotion)

Human Emotion 1.2: Introduction
[June Gruber] [2013]



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