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4) Emotional Arousal - If we classify/label something as stressful, it then produces a bodily/physiological response. Remember, anytime a subjective experience of emotion occurs, it is followed by a change in autonomic physiology. So, at this stage, we simply experience an emotion. ..nothing else at this point, just the production (or beginning) of an emotion. So, any emotion we experience, be it joy, fear, excitement, anger, etc., will elicit a stress response in the body. At a physiological level, we can not differentiate between positive and negative emotions. 5) Mind-Body Connection - here the emotional arousal is changed into a bodily change so that you may adapt to the situation and respond appropriately. Now, the emotional arousal BEGINS TO BE CONVERTED into that bodily
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Unformatted text preview: response or change we have addressed. This change will/can occur at two levels: a) nervous system - sympathetic and parasympathetic systems. Short-term changes occur and work on an electrical level. For example: you are afraid and your bodily response is to tremble. b) endocrine system - produces slower, longer lasting responses using chemicals, hormones, and glands. *emotional arousal stimulates the hypothalamus which sends messages through the sympathetic nervous system to the appropriate organ. *in addition the pituitary gland is stimulated and results in hormone production...
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