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Emotion

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 trigger physiological responses and the subjective experience of emotion.

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Two-Factor Theory

The Schachter-Singer theory that to experience emotion one must be physically aroused and cognitively label the arousal.

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Catharsis

Emotional release. In psychology, the catharsis hypothesis maintains that "releasing" aggressive energy (through action or 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 wit life. Used along with measure 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.