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5 Matching questions

  1. James-Lange theory
  2. stress
  3. lymphocytes
  4. Type B
  5. well-being
  1. a self-perceived happiness or satisfaction with life. Used along with measure of objective well-being (for example, physical and economic indicators) to evaluate people's quality of life.
  2. b 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.
  3. c the process by which we perceive and respond to certain events, called stressors, that we appraise as threatening or challenging.
  4. d Friedman and Rosenman's term for easygoing, relaxed people.
  5. e the theory that our experience of emotion is our awareness of our physiological responses to emotion-arousing stimuli.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. emotional release. The catharsis hypothesis maintains that "releasing" aggressive energy (through action or fantasy) relieves aggressive urges.
  2. the theory that an emotion-arousing stimulus simultaneously triggers (1) physiological responses and (2) the subjective experience of emotion.
  3. a response of the whole organism, involving (1) physiological arousal, (2) expressive behaviors, and (3) conscious experience.
  4. the clogging of the vessels that nourish the heart muscle; the leading cause of death in North America.
  5. Selye's concept of the body's adaptive response to stress in three phases, alarm, resistance, exhaustion.

5 True/False questions

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


  2. Type AFriedman and Rosenman's term for easygoing, relaxed people.


  3. facial feedbackthe effect of facial expressions on experience emotions, as when a facial expression of anger or happiness intensifies feelings of anger or hapiness.


  4. feel-good, do-good phenomenonour tendency to form judgments (of sounds, of lights, of income) relative to a neutral level defined by our prior experience.


  5. health psychologya subfield of psychology that provides psychology's contribution to behavioral medicine.