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AP Psychology Chapter 8B Emotions, Stress, and Health
Terms in this set (20)
Adaptation- Level Phenomenon
our tendency to form judgments (of sounds, of lights, of income) relative to a neutral level defined by our prior experience.
an interdisciplinary field that integrates behavioral and medical knowledge and applies that knowledge to health and disease
the theory that an emotion-arousing stimulus simultaneously triggers (1) physiological responses and (2) the subjective experience of emotion.
a response of the whole organism, involving (1) physiological arousal, (2) expressive behaviors, and (3) conscious experience
the effect of facial expressions on experienced emotions, as when a facial expression of anger or happiness intensifies feelings of anger or happiness
Feel-Good, Do-Good Phenomenon
people's tendency to be helpful when already in a good mood
General Adaptation Syndrome
selye's concept of the body's adaptive response to stress in three phases- alarm, resistance, exhaustion
a subfield of psychology that provides psychology's contribution to behavioral medicine
the theory that our experience of emotion is our awareness of our physiological responses to emotion-arousing stimuli
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 other lymphatic tissue and attack cancer cells, viruses, and foreign substances.
a machine, commonly used in attempts to detect lies, that measures several of the physiological responses accompanying emotion
study of how psychological, neural, and endocrine processes together affect the immune system and resulting health.
literally, "mind-body" illness; any stress-related physical illness, such as hypertension and some headaches
the perception that we are worse off relative to those with whom we compare ourselves
the process by which we perceive and respond to certain events, called stressors, that we appraise as threatening or challenging
the Scachter-singer theory that to experience emotion one must be physically aroused and cognitively label the arousal
Friedman and Rosenman's term for competitive, hard-driving, impatient, verbally aggressive, and anger-prone people.
Friedman and Rosenman's term for easygoing, relaxed people.
self-perceived happiness or satisfaction with life. used along with measures of objective well-being to evaluate people's quality of life.
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