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Emotion

A response of the whole organism involving physical arousal, expressive behaviors, and 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 physiological responses and the subjective experience of that emotion

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Two-Factor Theory

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

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Polygraph

A machine, commonly used in attempts to detect lies, that measures several physiological responses accompanying emotion

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Catharsis

Emotional release. In psychology, the C hypothesis, maintaining that releasing aggressive energy relieves aggressive urges

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Feel Good, Do Good Phenomenon

People's tendency to be helpful when already in a good mood

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Subject Well-Being

Self-perceived happiness or satisfaction with life used along with measures of objective well-being to evaluate the quality of life

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Adaption-Level Phenomenon

Our tendency to form judgments relative neutral events defined by our prior experiences

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Relative Deprivation

The perception that one is worse off relative to those with whom one compares oneself

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Cognition

Thought processes (thinking, understanding, analyzing)

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2 Dimensions of Emotion

Emotional valence and emotional arousal- spectrum on which emotions can fall (See charts and graphs)

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Emotional Valence

The attractiveness or aversiveness of an event (perceived positively or negatively)

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Spillover Effect

Our response to one event that spills over and influences our response to another

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Nonverbal Communication

Gestures, facial expressions, etc. which all indicate emotion despite lack of speech

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Suppression

Trying not to feel a certain emotion or not expressing it when it occurs