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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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Feel-good, do good phenomenon

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

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Complementary and alternative medicine

Unproven health care treatments not taught widely in medical schools, not used in hospitals, and not usually reimbursed by insurance companies

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Adaption level phenomenon

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

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Subjective well-being

Self-perceived happiness or satisfaction with life

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Type A

Friedman and Rosenman’s term for competitive, hard-driving, impatient, verbally aggressive and anger-prone people

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Problem-focused coping

Attempting to alleviate stress directly by changing the stressor or the way we interact with that stressor

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Two-Factor Theory

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

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Polygraph

A machine that measures several of the physiological responses accompanying emotion (lie detector)

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Stress

The process by which we perceive and respond to certain events (stressors) that we appraise as threatening or challenging

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Lymphocytes

The two types of white blood cells that are part of the body’s immune system

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James-Lange Theory

The theory that our experience of emotion is our awareness of our physiological response to emotion arousing stimuli

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Psychophysiological illness

Literally, “mind-body” illness; any stress-related physical illness, such as hypertension and some headaches

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Behavioral medicine

An interdisciplinary field that integrates behavioral and medical knowledge and applies that knowledge to health and disease

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Coronary heart disease

the clogging of the vessels that nourish the heart muscle

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Emotion-focused coping

Attempting to alleviate stress by avoiding or ignoring a stressor and attending o emotional needs related to one’s stress reaction

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Biofeedback

A system for electronically recording, amplifying and feeding back information regarding a subtle physiological state

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Type B

Friedman and Rosenman’s term for easygoing, relaxed people

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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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Catharsis

Emotional release

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Aerobic exercise

Sustained exercise that increases heart and lung fitness, may also alleviate depression and anxiety

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General adaption syndrome (GAS)

Selye’s concept of the body’s adaptive response to stress in three stages

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Health psychology

A subfield of psychology that provides psychology’s contribution to behavioral medicine

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Emotion

A response of the whole organism

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Coping

Alleviating stress using emotional, cognitive or behavioral methods