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  1. Type B
  2. stress
  3. emotion
  4. well-being
  5. feel-good, do-good phenomenon
  1. a the process by which we perceive and respond to certain events, called stressors, that we appraise as threatening or challenging.
  2. b Friedman and Rosenman's term for easygoing, relaxed people.
  3. c people's tendency to be helpful when already in a good mood.
  4. d 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.
  5. e a response of the whole organism, involving (1) physiological arousal, (2) expressive behaviors, and (3) conscious experience.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. an interdisciplinary field that integrates behavioral and medical knowledge and applies that knowledge to health and disease.
  2. our tendency to form judgments (of sounds, of lights, of income) relative to a neutral level defined by our prior experience.
  3. 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).
  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. psychoneuroimmunology (PNI)literally, "mind-body" illness; any stress-related physical illness, such as hypertension and some headaches.


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


  3. catharsisemotional release. The catharsis hypothesis maintains that "releasing" aggressive energy (through action or fantasy) relieves aggressive urges.


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


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