Chapter 13 Vocabulary - – emotional release In psychology...

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Chapter 13 Vocabulary Emotion – a response of the whole organism, involving (1) physiological arousal, (2) expressive behaviors, and (3) conscious experience James-Lange Theory – the theory that our experience of emotion is our awareness of our physiological responses to emotion-arousing stimuli Cannon-Bard Theory – the theory that an emotion-arousing stimulus simultaneously triggers (1) physiological responses and (2) the subjective experience of emotion Two-Factor Theory – Schachter’s theory that to experience emotion one must (1) be physically aroused and (2) cognitively label arousal Polygraph – a machine, commonly used in attempts to detect lies, that measures several of the physiological responses accompanying emotion (such as perspiration, cardiovascular and breathing changes) Catharsis
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Unformatted text preview: – 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 Well-Being – self perceived happiness or satisfaction with life. Used along with measures 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 Phenomenon – 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...
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