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affect

- the experience of feeling or emotion

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arousal

- our experiences of the bodily responses created by the sympathetic division of the autonomic nervous system (ANS)

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emotion

- a mental and physiological feeling state that directs our attention and guides our behavior

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motivation

- a driving force that initiates and directs behavior

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basic emotions

- anger, disgust, fear, happiness, sadness, and surprise

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Cannon-Bard theory of emotion

- the experience of an emotion is accompanied by physiological arousal

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James-Lange theory of emotion

- our experience of an emotion is the result of the arousal that we experience

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two-factor theory of emotion

- the experience of emotion is determined by the intensity of the arousal we are experiencing, but that the cognitive appraisal of the situation determines what the emotion will be

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misattribution of arousal

- tendency for people to incorrectly label the source of the arousal that they are experiencing

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excitation transfer

- the phenomenon that occurs when people who are already experiencing arousal from one event tend to also experience unrelated emotions more strongly

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nonverbal communication

- communication that does not involve words

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facial feedback hypothesis

- the movement of our facial muscles can trigger corresponding emotions

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