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a response of the whole organism, involving (1) physiological arousal, (2) expressive behaviors, and (3) conscious experience.
emotion
the theory that our experience of emotion is our awareness of our physiological responses to emotion-arousing stimuli
James-Lange theory
the theory that an emotion-arousing stimulus simultaneously triggers (1) physiological responses and (2) the subjective experience of emotion
Cannon-Bard theory
Schacter-Singer's theory that to experience emotion one must (1) be physically aroused and (2) cognitively label the arousal
two-factor theory
a machine, commonly used in attempts to detect lies, that measures several of the physiological responses accompanying emotion (such as perspiration and cardiovascular and breathing changes).
polygraph
emotional release. releases aggressive urges.
catharsis
people's tendency to be helpful when already in a good mood
feel-good, do-good phenomenon
self-perceived happiness or satisfaction with life. Used along with measures of objective well-being (for example, physical and economic indicators) to evaluate people's quality of life.
subjective well-being
our tendency to form judgements (of sounds, of lights, of income) relative to a neutral level defined by our prior experience.
adaptation-level phenomenon
the perception that one is worse off relative to those whom one compares oneself
relative deprivation