A complex pattern of changes, including physiological arousal, feelings, cognitive processes and behavioural reactions, made in response to a situation perceived to be personally significant
A peripheral feedback theory of emotion stating that an elicitiing stimulus triggers a behavioural response that sends different sensory and motor feeback to the brain and creates a specific emotion.
James-Lange theory of emotion?
A theory stating that an emotional stimulus produces two co-occurring reactions - arousal and experience of emotion - that do not cause each other.
Cannon-Bard theory of emotion?
The cognitive interpretation and evaluation of a stressor.
The theory that emotion is the joint effect of physiological arousal and cognitive appraisal, which determines how an ambigious inner state of arousal will be labelled.
cognitive appraisal theory of emotion?
The pattern of specific and nonspecific responses an organism makes to stimulus events that disturb its equilibrium and tax or exceed its ability to cope.
An internal or external event or stimulus that induces stress.
A transient state of arousal with typically clear onset and offset patterns.
A continuous state of arousal in which an individual perceives demands as greater than the inner and outer resources available for dealing with them.
A sequence of internal activities triggered when an organism is faced with a threat; prepares the body for combat and struggle or for running away to safety.
fight or flight response?
A response to stressors that is hypothesised to be typical for females.
tend or befriend response?
The pattern of non specific adaptational physiological mechanisms that occurs in response to continuing threat by almost any serious stressor.
general adaption syndrome (GAS) ?
Physical disorders aggravated by or primarily attributable to prolonged emotional stress or other psychological causes.
In stress research, the measure of the stress level of a change experienced during a given period.
Life change unit (LCU) ?
An anxiety disorder characterised by the persistent re-experience of traumatic events through distressing recollections, dreams, hallucinations or dissociative flashbacks.
Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?
The process of dealing with internal or external demands that are perceived to be threatening or overwhelming.
Variables that change the impact of a stressor on a given type of stress reaction.
stress moderator variables?