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Emotion

A response of t he whole organism, involving (1) physiological arousal, (2) expressive behaviors, and (3) 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 (1) physiological responses and (2) the subjective experience of emotion.

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Two-Factor Theory

Schachter-Singer's theory that to experience emotion one must (1) be physical aroused and (2) cognitively label the arousal.

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Polygraph

A machine, commonly used in attempts to detect lies, that measures several of the physiological responses accompanying emotion (such as perspiration and cardiovascular and breathing changes).

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Catharsis

Emotional release. In psychology, the catharsis hypothesis maintains that "releasing" aggressive energy (through action of fantasy) 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 (for example, physical and economic indicators) to evaluate people's quality of life.

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Adaptation-Level Phenomenon

Our tendency to form judgments (of sounds, of lights, of income) 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.