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Emotion

A response of the whole organism, involving 1) physiological arousal 2) expressive behaviors and 3) conscious experience

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James- Lange theory

The theory that our experience of emotion is our awareness of our physiological responses to emotion-arousing stimuli

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Cannon-Bard theory

The theory that an emotion arousing stimulus simultaneously triggers 1) physiological responses and 2) the subjective experience of emotion

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Two-factor theory

The Schachter-Singer theory that to experience emotion one must 1) be physically aroused and 2) cognitively label the arousal

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Polygraph

A machine, commonly used in attempts to detect lies, that measures several of the physiological responses accompanying emotion(such as perspiration and cardiovascular breathing changes)

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Facial Feedback

The effect of facial expression on experienced emotions, as when a facial expression of anger or happiness intensifies feelings of anger or happiness

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Catharsis

Emotional release. "releasing aggressive energy and relieves aggressive urges

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Feel good, do good phenomenon

Peoples tendency to be helpful when already in a good mood

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Well being

Self perceived happiness or satisfaction with life. Used along with measures of objective well-being( ie economic and physical indicators) to evaluate people's quality of life

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Adaption level phenomenon

Our tendency to form judgements(of sounds, lights of income) relative to neutral level defined by our prior experience

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Relative depravation

The perception that we are worse off relative to those with whom we compare ourselves.

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Behavioral medicine

And interdisciplinary field that integrates behavioral and medical knowledge and applies that knowledge to health and disease

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Health psychology

A subfield of psychology that provides physiology's contribution to behavioral medicine

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Stress

The process by which we perceive and respond to certain events, called stressors, that we appraise as threatening or challenging

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GAS

Selyes concept of the bodies adaptive response to stress in three phases- alarm, restraint, exhaustion

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Coronary heart disease

The clogging of the vessels that nourish the heart muscle; the leading cause of death in North America

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Type A

Friedman and Rosenman's term for competitive, hard-drving, impatient, verbally aggressive, and anger prone people

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Type B

Term for easy going, relaxed people

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PNI

Th study of how pathological, neural, and endocrine processes together affect the immune system and resulting health

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Lymphocytes

The two types of white blood cells that are part of the body's immune system