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18 Cards in this Set

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state characterized by physioloical arousal, facial expressions, subjective feelings that often leads to a change in behavior
Cannon-Bard theory
states that activity in the thalamus causes emotional feelings and bodily arousal to occer simultaneously
Contemporary theory
combines all emotional theories, as cognitive appraisal leads to multi-level reaction marked by ANS arousal, behavioral response, emotional expressions, and feelings
Maslow's Hierarchy of Need
a ranking of need based on there presumed strength
Arousal theory
states that there are ideal levels of arousal for various activities (occurs in the central nervous system-autonomic ns)
Secondary motives (learned)
based on learned needs and drives (achievement, etc.)
Opponent-process theory
states that strong emotions tend to be followed by opposite emotional state, the strength of which changes over
Schachter's Cognitive theory
states that emotions occur physical arousal and is interpreted on the basis of experience or situational cues
mechanisms which initiate, sustain, and direct activities
Stimulus motives
needs for stimulation and motivation (activity, exploration, etc.)
cognitive theory
an explanation of behavior that asserts that people actively and regularly determine their own goals and the means of achieving them through thought
an internal deficiency that may energize behavior; an organism is pushed and pulled by them
Drive theory
an explanation of behavior that assumes that an organism is motivated to act because of a need to attain,reestablish, or maintan some goal that helps w/ survival
james-Lange Theory
states that emotional feelings following bodily arousal come from the awareness of that arousal
a steady state of bodily or psychological equillibrium
Yerkes-Dodson law
states that arousal improves performance toa point, after which it decreases performance
Primary motives
based on biological needs (hunger, thirst, etc.)
a low intensity, long-lasting emotional state