a. Choose three emotions that you or others you know are feeling, describe their core relational themes and
action tendencies according to Lazarus (appraisal patterns are not necessary to describe). Give examples
specific to your experience to demonstrate your knowledge of the themes and action tendencies (3 points.)
b. What effect is the media having on your emotions? Draw from at least one theory of media influence in your
answer (1 point).
c. What emotional management strategies have you found effective? Ineffective? (1 point) Again, please link to
the material in the class to explain why these strategies have or haven’t been effective.

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