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a response of the whole organism, involving (1) physiological arousal, (2) expressive behaviors, and (3) conscious experience
The theory that our experience of emotion is our awareness of our physiological responses to emotion-arousing stimuli
The theory that an emotion-arousing stimulus simultaneously triggers (1) physiological responses and (2) the subjective experience of emotion
Schachter's theory that to experience emotion one must (1) be physically aroused and (2) cognitively label the arousal
a machine, commonly used in attempts to detect lies, that measures several of the physiological responses accompanying emotion
emotional release. In psychology, the catharsis hypothesis maintains that "releasing" aggressive energy (through action or fantasy) relieves aggressive urges.
Feel-Good, Do-Good Phenomenon
Peiople's tendency to be helpful when already in a good mood
Self perceived happiness or satisfaction with life. Used along with measures of objective well-being (for example, physical and economic indicators) to evaluate people's quality of life
Our tendency to form judgments relative to a neutral level defined by our prior experience
the perception that one is worse off relative to those with whom one compares oneself