Module 40 - 21:44 Catharsis- emotional release. In...

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21:44 Catharsis - emotional release. In psychology, the 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 wellbeing - 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 Adaptation-level phenomonen - our tendency to form judgments (of sounds, of lights, of income) relative to a neutral level defined by our prior experience Relative deprivation - the perception that one is worse off relative to those with whom one compares oneself Fear Can be contagious Fear is adaptive An alarm system that prepares our bodies to flee from danger Fear of real or imagined enemies binds people together as families, tribes, and nations Fear of injury can protect us from harm Fear of punishment can constrain us You can learn from fear o Infants learn from falls, become afraid of heights
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2010 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 101 taught by Professor Maas during the Fall '09 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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