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Emotions

a response of the whole organism, involving 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-arousing stimulus simultaneously triggers physiological responses and the subjective experience of emotion

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Schachter-Singer Two-factor theory

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

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Spillover Effect

occurs when our arousal from one event influences our response to other events

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Polygraph

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

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Paul Ekman

psychologist who studied the emotional responses in our face and the muscles we use

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Facial Feedback Hypothesis

our muscles in our face contribute to emotional response

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Catharsis

emotional release. Hypothesis maintains 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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Subjective Well-being

self-perceived happiness or satisfaction with life. Used along with measures of objective well-being to evaluate people's quality of life

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Adaptation-level Phenomenon

our tendency to form judgements relative to a neutral level defined by our prior experience

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Relative Deprivation

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