I will pay for the following article Emotion and Aging. The work is to be 5 pages with three to five sources, with in-text citations and a reference page. An emotion is a state of mind that is instinctive and dependent on someone’s circumstances, their mood, and how they relate to others. There are five theories that try to explain why people experience emotion. The James-Lange theory of emotion argues that people experience emotion after the interpretation of physiological arousal to an external event.
Cannon-Bard theory states that both physiological arousal and experience of emotion happens at the same time. Schachter and Singer proposed that people’s experience of emotion depend on physiological arousal and the cognitive interpretation of that arousal. Lazarus Theory claims that people experience emotions depending on the way they evaluate things around them. According to the facial feedback theory, emotions result from blends of several primary emotions including happiness, sadness, fear, anger, and so on.
Events greatly influence emotions. Documentation shows that older people tend to have less negative emotional expressivity. There are various signs indicating that a life span analysis may be significant. Several emotion researchers have found out that there is an agreement that emotional experience is inseparable with cognitive appraisals of a situation, as well as motivation to realize particular objectives. These findings suggest that age may involve changes in the domain of emotion. Nevertheless, little studies have addressed emotion regulation across various age groups.
Several studies that have considered emotional experience with age indicate that emotional experience frequency and intensity decrease with age. According to Diener and Associate’s study, a short form of Affect Intensity Measure (AIM) administered to assess positive and negative affect intensity. In addition, it measures the General Behavioral inventory that collects the symptoms of mood disturbance to a white sample of all participants between 16 to 68 years (Samanez et al, 2009). The results indicated age correlated at 26 with the affect intensity measure and 32 with general behavioral inventory, suggesting age decline in emotional experience for positive and negative emotions.