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AP Psychology - Chapter 13: Emotion

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emotion
a response of the whole organism, involving physiological arousal, expressive behaviors, and conscious experience
James-Lange Theory
the theory that our experience of emotion is our awareness of our physiological responses to emotional arousing stimuli
Cannon-Bard Theory
the theory that an emotion arousing stimulus simultaneously triggers physiological responses, and the subjective experience of emotion
Schachter-Singer two-factor theory
the theory that to experience emotion one must be physically aroused and cognitively label the arousal
polygraph
a machine that measures several of the physiological responses accompanying emotion
catharsis
emotional release
feel good-do good phenomenon
peoples tendency to be helpful when already in a good mood
subjective well being
self perceived happiness or satisfaction with life
adaptation level phenomenon
our tendency to form judgments (of sounds, of lights, of income) relative to a natural level defined by our prior experience
relative deprivation
the perception that one is worse off relative to those with whom one compares ones self