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emotion
a feeling state characterized by physiological arousal, expressive behaviors, and a cognitive interpretation
James-Lange theory
The theory that emotion stems from the physiological arousal that is triggered by an emotion-eliciting stimulus
Cannon-Bard Theory
The theory that an emotion-eliciting stimulus simultaneously triggers physiological arousal and the experience of emotion
Sympathetic nervous system
branch of the ANS which prepares the body for fight or flight
Polygraph
An electronic device that records multiple channels of autonomic arousal and is often used as a lie-detector test
facial-feedback hypothesis
The hypothesis that changes in facial expression can produce corresponding changes in emotion
Two factor theory of emotion
The theory that emotion is based both on physiological arousal and a cognitive interpretation of that arousal
misattribution
An explaination that shifts the percieved cause of arousal from the true source to another one
Counterfactual thinking
imagining alternative scenarios and outcomes that might have happened but did not
Affective forecasting
The process by which people predict how they would feel in the future after various positive and negative life events.
Social-comparison theory
The theory that people evaluate themselves by making comparisons with others
Adaptation level theory
The theory that people evaluate experiences in relation to current levels to which they have become accustomed.