james lang theory
the theory that our experience of emotion is our awareness of our physiological responses to emotion arousing stimuli.
drive reduction theory
The idea that a psychological need creates an aroused tension state (a drive) that motivates an organism to satisfy the need.
cannon bard theory
the theory that an emotion-arousing stimulus stimutaniously triggers (1) psychological responses and (2) the subjective experience of emotion.
Schacter's and singer's two-factor theory
to experience emotion on must (1) be physically aroused and (2) cognitively label the arousal.