What are the key differences between the theories of emotion? I have gone through several (conflicting) sources and still not clear. Can someone verify whether the following are absolutely correct? James-Lange = stimulus --> causes physiological arousal --> this causes emotional reaction; This means each emotion is paired with one set of physiological symptoms – this means even if it’s different stimuli (seeing a bear, asking out someone), you experience the same emotion? Cannon-Bard = stimulus --> causes physiological arousal; also causes emotional reaction simultaneously and independently; This is because all stimuli converge upon the thalamus, which (acting as the “post office” of the brain) then relays the signals simultaneously to the parts that induce physiological response and that induce emotional response. Schachter-Singer = stimulus --> causes physiological arousal --> interpretation of the experience (i.e. BOTH stimulus and the arousal) --> this interpretation causes emotional reaction; For this one what’s the difference between the “interpretation” and the “emotional reaction”?