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AP Psych Chapter 11

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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 emotion arousing stimuli
cannon bard theory
the theory that an emotion arousing stimulus simultaneously triggers physiological responses and the subjective experience of emotion
two factor theory
schachter's theory that to experience emotion one must be physically aroused and cognitively label the arousal
polygraph
a machine commonly used in attempts to detect lies, that measures several of the physiological responses accompanying emotion.
catharsis
emotional release. in psychology the catharsis hypothesis maintains that releasing aggressive energy relieves aggressive urges
feel good do good phenomenon
peoples tendency to be helpful when already in a good mood
subjective well being
self perceived happiness or or satisfaction with life. Used along with measures of objective well being
adaptation level phenomenon
our tendency to form judgements relative to a neutral level defined by our prior experience.
relative deprivation
the perception that one is worse off relative to those with whom one compares oneself
stress
the process by which we perceive and respond to certain events, called stressors, that we appraise as threatening or challenging
general adaptation syndrome
Selye's concept of the body's adaptive response to stress in three stages, alarm, resistance, exhaustion
health psychology
a subfield of psychology that provides psychology's contribution to behavioral medicine
coronary heart disease
the clogging of the vessels that nourish the heart muscle; the leading cause of death in many developed countries
type a
Friedman and rosenman's term for competitive, hard-driving impatient verbally aggressive and anger prone people
type b
Friedman and Rosenman's term for easygoing, relaxed people
psychophysiological illness
literally mind body illness; any stress related physical illness such as hypertension and some headaches
lymphocytes
the two types of white blood cells that are part of the body's immune system; B lymphocytes form in the bone marrow and release antibodies that fight bacterial infections; t lymphocytes form in the thymus and among other duties attack cancer cells, viruses and foreign substances
aerobic exercise
sustained exercise that increases heart and lung fitness; may also alleviate depression and anxiety
biofeedback
a system for electronically recording, amplifying, and feeding back information regarding a subtle physiological state, such as blood pressure or muscle tension
complementary and alternative medicine
unproven health care treatments not taught widely in medical schools, not used in hospitals, and not usually reimbursed by insurance companies.