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  1. coronary heart disease
  2. polygraph
  3. health psychology
  4. James-Lange theory
  5. stress
  1. a the clogging of the vessels that nourish the heart muscle; the leading cause of death in North America.
  2. b the theory that our experience of emotion is our awareness of our physiological responses to emotion-arousing stimuli.
  3. c the process by which we perceive and respond to certain events, called stressors, that we appraise as threatening or challenging.
  4. d a subfield of psychology that provides psychology's contribution to behavioral medicine.
  5. 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

  1. 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.
  2. the theory that an emotion-arousing stimulus simultaneously triggers (1) physiological responses and (2) the subjective experience of emotion.
  3. the study of how psychological, neural, and endocrine processes together affect the immune system and resulting health.
  4. emotional release. The catharsis hypothesis maintains that "releasing" aggressive energy (through action or fantasy) relieves aggressive urges.
  5. 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

  1. psychophysiological illnessliterally, "mind-body" illness; any stress-related physical illness, such as hypertension and some headaches.


  2. Type AFriedman and Rosenman's term for competitive, hard-driving, impatient, verbally aggressive, and anger-prone people.


  3. Type BFriedman and Rosenman's term for easygoing, relaxed people.


  4. two-factor theorythe Schachter-Singer theory that to experience emotion one must (1) be physically aroused and (2) cognitively label the arousal.


  5. relative deprivationthe perception that we are worse off relative to those with whom we compare ourselves.