Unit 8B Motivation and emotion

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  1. emotion
    a response of the whole organism involving (1) physiological arousal (2) expressive behavior and (3) conscious experience
  2. James-Lange Theory
    our experience of emotion is our awareness of our physiological response to emotion arousing stimulti
  3. Cannon-Bard Theory
    an emotion arousing stimulus simultaneously triggers (1) physiological responses and (2) the subjective experience of emotion
  4. two-factor theory
    the schachter-singer theory that to experience emotion one must (1) be physically aroused and (2) cognitively label the arousal
  5. polygraph
    a machine, commonly used in attempts to detect lies, that measures several of the physiological responses accompanying emotion (perspiration etc)
  6. facial feedback
    the effect of facial expressions on experienced emotions, as when a facial expression of anger or happiness intensifies feelings of anger or happiness
  7. catharsis
    emotional release. The Catharsis hypothesis maintains that "releasing" aggressive energy (though action or fantasy) relieves aggressive urges
  8. feel-good, do-good phenomenon
    people's tendency to be helpful when already in a good mood
  9. well-being
    self-percieved happiness or satisfaction with life. used along with measures of objective well being (for example physical and economic indicators) to evaluate people quality of life
  10. adaptive-level phenomenon
    our tendency to form judgments (of sounds, of lights, of income) relative to a neutral level defined by our prior experience
  11. relative deprivation
    the perception that we are worse off relative to those with whom we compare ourselves
  12. behavioral medicine
    an interdicipinary field that integrates behavioral and medical knowledge and applies that knowledge to health and disease
  13. health psychology
    a subfield of psychology that provides psychology's contribution to behavioral medicine
  14. stress
    the process by which we percieve and respond to certain events, called stressors, that we appraise as threatening or challegenging
  15. general adaptation syndrome (GAS)
    Selye's concept of the body's adaptive response to stress in 3 phases- alarm, resistance, exhaustion
  16. Type A
    Friedman and Rosenman's term for competitive, hard-driving, impatient, verbally aggressive and anger-prone people
  17. Type B
    Friedman and Rosenman's term for easy going, relaxed people
  18. psychoneuroimmunology (PNI)
    the study of how psychological, neural and endocrine processed together affect the immune system and resulting health
  19. lymphocytes
    the 2 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
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Unit 8B Motivation and emotion
2013-03-18 02:17:05
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