Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Describe the brain structures and neurotransmitters involved in emotion.
  • Explain how the body and the peripheral nervous system contribute to the experience of emotion.
  • Identify the adaptive and maladaptive components of the stress response.
  • Discuss the contributions of genetics and environment to stress responses.
  • Compare the affective and sensory components of pain.
  • Examine the brain structures and chemical systems involved in aggression.