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Emotions

A response in the whole organism's physiological 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 rousing stimulus simultaneously triggers physiological responses and the subjective experience of emotion

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Schachter-Singer Two-Factor Theory

In order to experience emotion one must be physically aroused and cognitively label the arousal

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Spillover Effect

When our arousal from one event influences our response to other events

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Polygraph

Lie detector device

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Paul Ekman

Studied facial muscles involved in emotions - they are universal

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Facial Feedback Hypothesis

Facial expressions amplify our emotions by activating muscles associated with specific states and the body responds as though we were experiencing those states

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Catharsis

Emotional release, by expressing our anger we can reduce it

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Feel-Good, Do-Good Phenomenon

The tendency of people to be helpful when they are in a good mood

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Subjective Well-Being

A person's sense of satisfaction with his or her life

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Adaptation-Level Phenomenon

Refers to our tendency to judge things relative to our prior intelligence - previously experienced

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Relative Deprivation

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