Psychology: Emotion and Behavioral Medicine Essay

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Emotion - a response of the whole organism, involving (1) physiological arousal, (2) expressive behaviors, and (3) conscious experience

He feels a lot of emotion when he talks about his dad’s recent death.

James-Lange theory - the theory that our experience of emotion is our awareness of our physiological responses to emotion-arousing stimuli

When your emotion, responds to the things around you like how feel about food, water, shelter, and sex this is called the James Lange Theory

Two-factor theory - the Schachter-Singer theory that to experience emotion one must be physically aroused and cognitively label the arousal.

The two factor theory confirms that in order to have emotion while fore example having sex you must be physically aroused and label it.

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).

When I am being prosecuted for a crime, they will use a polygraph to see if I am lying.

Facial feedback - the effect of facial expressions on experienced emotions, as when a facial expression of anger or happiness intensifies feelings of anger or happiness

If someone actually killed someone, you will be able to see the lie or facial feedback of their face change to that cold, hard feeling.

Catharsis - emotional release. The catharsis hypothesis maintains that "releasing" aggressive energy (through action or fantasy) relieves aggressive urges

Playing sports is a way of catharsis. It relieves aggressive urges towards other people and allows people to relax.

Feel-good, do-good phenomenon- people's tendency to be helpful when already in a good mood

According the feel-good, do good phenomenon, if I just got a job, I am more likely to help you wash dishes then I am if I just got fired.

Well-being - self-perceived happiness or satisfaction with life. Used along with measures of (for example, physical and economic indicators) to evaluate people's quality of life

Well – being is a measure of how well off someone is in life. Based on people perceptions they make think if you make x amount of money you are well and set. It’s a judge of how good your life is. Cars, money, family. Depends what key you are testing

Adaptation-level phenomenon - our tendency to form judgments (of sounds, of lights, of income) relative to a neutral level defined by our prior experience.

When I hear police sirens, I know I should pull over because of the adaptation level phenomenon.

Relative deprivation - the perception that we are worse off relative to those with whom we compare ourselves

When I look at my friends, I always think they are cooler, smarter, and richer. This is the relative deprivation theory that makes you feel deprived compared to your friends.

Behavioral medicine - an interdisciplinary field that integrates behavioral and medical knowledge and applies that knowledge to health and disease

When you study behavioral medicine, you will most likely study ADD and how medicine affects their behavior.

Health psychology - a subfield of psychology that provides psychology's contribution to behavioral medicine.

When you compare psychology and behavioral medicine together and understand the contribution that understanding psychology can give you are studying the health psychology branch. Basically, when you learn something about the brain that can apply to behavioral medicine you are studying health psychology.

Stress - the process by which we perceive and respond to certain events that we appraise as threatening or challenging

When I have too much to do on my plate, I become stressed. I become overwhelmed, challenged, and tired.

General adaptation