Chapter 13 - Vocabulary Flashcards Preview

AP Psychology > Chapter 13 - Vocabulary > Flashcards

Flashcards in Chapter 13 - Vocabulary Deck (12)
0

Emotion

A response of the whole organism, involving physiological arousal, expressive behaviors, and conscious experience.

1

James-Lange Theory

Proposed that physiological activity precedes the emotional experience.

2

Cannon-Bard Theory

An emotional triggering stimulus and the body's arousal take place simultaneously.

3

Schachter-Singer Two-Factor Theory

Suggests our physiology and cognitions create emotions. One must be physically aroused and then cognitively label the arousal.

4

Spillover Effect

An arousal response to one event spills over into our response to the next event.

5

Polygraph

A machine, commonly used to detect lies, that measures several of the physiological responses accompanying emotion.

6

Paul Ekman

Defined expressions as one of 46 Action Units. Studied microexpressions. Had 50 years of dedicated research.

7

Catharsis

Emotional release. In psychology, the catharsis hypothesis maintains that "releasing" aggressive energy relieves aggressive urges.

8

Feel-good, Do-good Phenomenon

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

9

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.

10

Adaptation-Level Phenomenon

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

11

Relative Depreivation

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