AP Psych: Unit 8 (Mods 37, 38, 41, 42, 43)

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a need or discipline that energizes and directs behavior
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the four stages of sexual responding described by Masters and Johnson-- excitement, plateau, orgasm, and resolution.sexual response cycleresting period after orgasm, during which a man cannot achieve another orgasmrefractory perioda problem that consistently impairs sexual arousal or functioningsexual dysfunctionsex hormones, such as estradiol, secreted in greater amounts by females than by males and contributing to female sex characteristics. In nonhuman female mammals, estrogen levels peak during ovulation, promoting sexual receptivity.estrogensthe most important of the male sex hormones. Both males and females have it, but the additional testosterone in male stimulates the growth of the male sex organs in the fetus and the development of the male sex characteristics during puberty.testosteronea response of the whole organism, involving (1) physiological arousal, (2) expressive behaviors, and (3) conscious experience.emotionthe theory that our experience of emotion is our awareness of our physiological responses to emotion-arousing stimuli.James-Lange theorythe theory that an emotion-arousing stimulus simultaneously triggers (1) physiological responses and (2) the subjective experience of emotionCanon-Bard theorythe Schachter-Singer theory that to experience emotion one must (1) be physically aroused and (2) cognitively label the arousal.two-factor theorythe tendency of facial states to trigger corresponding feelings such as fear, anger, or happiness.facial feedback effecta subfield of psychology that provides psychology's contribution to behavior medicine.health psychologythe process by which we perceive and respond to certain events, called stressors, that we appraise as threatening or challenging.stressSelye's concept of the body's adaptive responses to stress in three phases-- alarm, resistance, exhaustion.general adaptation syndrome (GAS)under stress, people (especially women) often provide support to others (tend) and bond with and seek support from others (befriend).tend-and-befriend response

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