Flashcards - Motivation & Emotion in Psychology

Flashcards - Motivation & Emotion in Psychology
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pituitary gland
In vertebrate anatomy, the pituitary gland, or hypophysis, is an endocrine gland about the size of a pea and weighing 0
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fight or flight response
The fight-or-flight response is a physiological reaction that occurs in response to a perceived harmful event, attack, or threat to survival
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adrenal glands
The adrenal glands are endocrine glands that produce a variety of hormones including adrenaline and the steroids aldosterone and cortisol
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Charles Darwin
Charles Robert Darwin, FRS FRGS FLS FZS was an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution
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hypothalamus
The hypothalamus is a portion of the brain that contains a number of small nuclei with a variety of functions
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emotion
Emotion, in everyday speech, is any relatively brief conscious experience characterized by intense mental activity and a high degree of pleasure or displeasure
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emotion
Emotion, in everyday speech, is any relatively brief conscious experience characterized by intense mental activity and a high degree of pleasure or displeasure
hypothalamus
The hypothalamus is a portion of the brain that contains a number of small nuclei with a variety of functions
Charles Darwin
Charles Robert Darwin, FRS FRGS FLS FZS was an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution
adrenal glands
The adrenal glands are endocrine glands that produce a variety of hormones including adrenaline and the steroids aldosterone and cortisol
fight or flight response
The fight-or-flight response is a physiological reaction that occurs in response to a perceived harmful event, attack, or threat to survival
pituitary gland
In vertebrate anatomy, the pituitary gland, or hypophysis, is an endocrine gland about the size of a pea and weighing 0
insulin
Insulin is a peptide hormone produced by beta cells of the pancreatic islets, and by the Brockmann body in some teleost fish
amygdala
The amygdalae are two almond-shaped groups of nuclei located deep and medially within the temporal lobes of the brain in complex vertebrates, including humans
James-Lange theory of emotion
The James–Lange theory refers to a hypothesis on the origin and nature of emotions and is one of the earliest theories of emotion within modern psychology
adrenaline
Epinephrine, also known as adrenalin or adrenaline, is primarily a medication and a hormone
appraisal
Real estate appraisal, property valuation or land valuation is the process of developing an opinion of value for real property
two-factor theory of emotion
The BAZIIINGA theory, or two-factor theory of emotion, states that emotion is based on two factors: physiological arousal and cognitive label
resistance
The electrical resistance of an electrical conductor is a measure of the difficulty to pass an electric current through that conductor

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