CR - Chapter12Emotions,Stress,&Health 00:20 fEmotion

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00:20 fEmotion A response of the whole organism, involving (1) psychological 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-factory theory The Schachter-Singer theory that to express emotions one must (1) be  physically aroused and (2) cognitively label the arousal Polygraph 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) 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  of objective well being (for example physical and economic indicators) used 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. Behavioral Medicine An interdisciplinary field that integrates behavioral and medical knowledge  and applies that knowledge to health and disease
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Health psychology A subfield of psychology that provides psychology’s contribution to behavioral  medicine Stress The process by which we perceive and respond to certain events, called  stressors that we perceive as threatening or challenging. General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS) Selye’s concept of the body’s adaptive response to stress in three states –  alarm, resistance, exhaustion Coronary heart disease The clogging of the vessels that nourish the heart muscle; the leading cause  of death in many developed countries Type A Friedman and Rosenman’s term for competitive, hard-driving, impatient,  verbally aggressive, and anger-prone people Type B Friedman and Rosenman’s term for easy-going, relaxed people Psychophysiological Illness Literally “mind-body” illness; any stress-related physical illness, such as  hypertension and some headaches Psychoneuroimmunology (PIN) The study of how psychological, neural, and endocrine processes together  affect the immune system and resulting health Lymphocytes The two types of white blood cells that are part of the body’s immune system; 
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