Key Terms 10 - Key Terms Activation As reflected by facial...

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Key Terms Activation As reflected by facial expressions, the degree of arousal a person is experiencing. Adaptive behaviors Actions that aid attempts to survive and adapt to changing conditions. Adrenaline A hormone produced by the adrenal glands that tends to arouse the body. Amygdala A part of the limbic system (within the brain) that produces fear responses. Anorexia nervosa Active self-starvation or a sustained loss of appetite that has psychological origins. Arousal The overall level of activation in the body and nervous system of a person or animal. Arousal theory Assumes that people prefer to maintain ideal, or comfortable, levels of arousal. Attention-rejection As reflected by facial expressions, the degree of attention given to a person or object. Attribution The mental process of assigning causes to events. In emotion, the process of attributing arousal to a particular source. Autonomic nervous system (ANS) The system of nerves that connects the brain with the internal organs and glands. Basic needs The first four levels of needs in Maslow’s hierarchy; lower needs tend to be more potent than higher needs. Behavioral dieting Weight reduction based on changing exercise and eating habits, rather than temporary self- starvation. Bulimia nervosa Excessive eating (gorging) usually followed by self-induced vomiting and/or taking laxatives. Cannon-Bard theory States that activity in the thalamus causes emotional feelings and bodily arousal to occur simultaneously. Circadian rhythms Cyclical changes in bodily functions and arousal levels that vary on a schedule approximating a 24-hour day. Commitment Decision to love and stay with another person. Companionate love Intimacy and commitment without passion. Consummate love Passion, intimacy, and commitment. Control questions In a polygraph exam, questions that almost always provoke anxiety. Diet The types and amounts of food and drink regularly consumed over a period of time. Drive
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2011 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Smigla during the Fall '10 term at Joliet Junior College.

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