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emotion
a response of teh whole organism, involving (1) physiological arousal, (2) expressive behaviors, and (3) 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 tirgger (1) phsyiological responses and (2) the subjective experience of emotion
two-factor theory
schacter's theory that to experience emotion one mus (1) be phsyically aroused and (2) cognitively label the arousal
polygraph
a machine, commonly used in attempts to detect lies, that measures several of teh physiological responses accompanying emotion (such as perspiration, cardiovascular and breathign changes).
catharsis
emotional release. in psychology, teh catharsis hypothesis maintains that "releasing" aggressive energy (through action or fantasy) relieves aggressive urges.
feel good, do good phenomenon
people's tendency to be helpful when already in a good mood.
subjective well being
self perceived happiness or satisfaction with life. used along with measures of objective well being (for example, physicall and economic indicators) to evaluatepeople's quality of life.
adapation level phemomenon
our tendency to form judgements (of sounds, of lights, of income) relative to a "neutral" level defined by our prior experience.
relative deprivation
the perception tha tone is worse off relative to those with whome one compares oneself.