5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- coronary heart disease
- health psychology
- James-Lange theory
- a the clogging of the vessels that nourish the heart muscle; the leading cause of death in North America.
- b the theory that our experience of emotion is our awareness of our physiological responses to emotion-arousing stimuli.
- c the process by which we perceive and respond to certain events, called stressors, that we appraise as threatening or challenging.
- d a subfield of psychology that provides psychology's contribution to behavioral medicine.
- e 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).
5 Multiple choice questions
- the two types of white blood cells that are part of the body's immune system : B lymphocytes form in the bone marrow and release antibodiesthat fight bacterial infections; T lymphocytes form in the thymus and other lymphatic tissue and attack cancer cells, viruses, and foreign substances.
- the theory that an emotion-arousing stimulus simultaneously triggers (1) physiological responses and (2) the subjective experience of emotion.
- the study of how psychological, neural, and endocrine processes together affect the immune system and resulting health.
- emotional release. The catharsis hypothesis maintains that "releasing" aggressive energy (through action or fantasy) relieves aggressive urges.
- our tendency to form judgments (of sounds, of lights, of income) relative to a neutral level defined by our prior experience.
5 True/False questions
psychophysiological illness → literally, "mind-body" illness; any stress-related physical illness, such as hypertension and some headaches.
Type A → Friedman and Rosenman's term for competitive, hard-driving, impatient, verbally aggressive, and anger-prone people.
Type B → Friedman and Rosenman's term for easygoing, relaxed people.
two-factor theory → the Schachter-Singer theory that to experience emotion one must (1) be physically aroused and (2) cognitively label the arousal.
relative deprivation → the perception that we are worse off relative to those with whom we compare ourselves.