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5 Matching questions

  1. coronary heart disease
  2. relative deprivation
  3. feel-good, do-good phenomenon
  4. behavioral medicine
  5. James-Lange theory
  1. a an interdisciplinary field that integrates behavioral and medical knowledge and applies that knowledge to health and disease.
  2. b the clogging of the vessels that nourish the heart muscle; the leading cause of death in North America.
  3. c the perception that we are worse off relative to those with whom we compare ourselves.
  4. d the theory that our experience of emotion is our awareness of our physiological responses to emotion-arousing stimuli.
  5. e people's tendency to be helpful when already in a good mood.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. our tendency to form judgments (of sounds, of lights, of income) relative to a neutral level defined by our prior experience.
  2. Friedman and Rosenman's term for competitive, hard-driving, impatient, verbally aggressive, and anger-prone people.
  3. the study of how psychological, neural, and endocrine processes together affect the immune system and resulting health.
  4. Friedman and Rosenman's term for easygoing, relaxed people.
  5. Selye's concept of the body's adaptive response to stress in three phases, alarm, resistance, exhaustion.

5 True/False questions

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


  2. stressthe process by which we perceive and respond to certain events, called stressors, that we appraise as threatening or challenging.


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


  5. Cannon-Bard theorythe theory that an emotion-arousing stimulus simultaneously triggers (1) physiological responses and (2) the subjective experience of emotion.