Emotions and Stuff

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  1. Emotion
    a response of the whole organism, involving physiological arousalexpressive behaviors, and conscious experience
  2. James-Lange Theory
    the theory that our experience of emotion is our awareness of our physiological responses to emotion-arousing stimuli
  3. Cannon-Bard Theory
    the theory that an emotion-arousing stimulus simultaneously triggers physiological responses and subjective experience of emotion
  4. Two-Factor theory
    theory that to experience emotion, one must be physically aroused and cognitively label the arousal
  5. Spillover Effect
    when our arousal response to one event spills over into our response to the next event
  6. Behavioral Medicine
    an interdisciplinary field that integrates behavioral and medical knowledge and applies that knowledge to health and disease
  7. Health Psychology
    a subfield of psychology that provides psychology's contribution to behavioral medicine
  8. Stress
    the process by which we perceive and respond to certain events, called stressors, that we appraise as threatening or challenging
  9. General Adaptation Syndrom (GAS)
    Selye's concept of the body's adaptive response to stress in three states -- alarm, resistance, exhaustion
  10. Coronary Heart Disease
    • the clogging of the vessels that nourish the heart muscle
    • the leading cause of death in many developed countries
  11. Type A Personality
    Friedman and Rosenman's term for competitive, hard-driving, ipatient, verbally aggressive, and anger-prone people
  12. Type B Personality
    Friedman and Rosenman's term for easygoing, relaxed people
  13. Psychophysiological Illness
    • Literally "mind-body" illness
    • any stress related physical illness, such as hypertension and some headaches
  14. Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI)
    the study of how psychological, neural, and endocrine processes together affect the immune system and resulting health
  15. Lymphocytes
    the two types of white blood cells that are part of the body's immunesystem
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Emotions and Stuff
2014-03-08 15:09:28

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