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  1. James-Lange theory
    the theory that our experience of emotion is our awareness of our physiological responses to emotion-arousing stimuli
  2. Cannon-Bard theory
    the theory that an emotion-arousing stimulus simultaneously triggers physiological responses and the subjective experience of emotion
  3. Two-factor theory
    schacter's theory that to experience emotion one must be physically aroused and cognitviely label the arousal
  4. catharsis
    emotional release. releasing aggressive energy relieves aggressive urges
  5. feel good do good phenomenon
    people's tendency to be helpful when already in a good mood
  6. subjective well being
    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
  7. Adaptation-level phenomenon
  8. our tendency to form judgments (of sounds, lights, or income) relative to a “neutral” level defined by our prior experience
  9. Relative deprivation
    the perception that one is worse off relative to those with whom one compares himself
  10. stress
    the process by which we perceive and respond to certain events, called stressors, that we appraise as threatening or challenging
  11. General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS)
    Selye’s concept of the body’s adaptive response to stress in three stages- alarm, resistance, exhaustion
  12. Psychophysiological illness
  13. literally, “mind-body” illness; any stress-related physical illness, such as hypertension and some headaches
  14. Lymphocytes
    the two types of white blood cells that are part of the body’s immune system: b lymphocytes form in the bone marrow and release antibodies to fight infections; t lymphocytes form in the thymus and attach cancer cells, viruses, and foreign substances, among other duties
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