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response

1. Bridge a bid replying to a partner's bid or double
2. Christianity a short sentence or phrase recited or sung by the choir or congregation in reply to the officiant at a church service
3. Electronics the ratio of the output to the input level, at a particular frequency, of a transmission line or electrical device
4. any pattern of glandular, muscular, or electrical reactions that arises from stimulation of the nervous system

response

[ri′späns]
(communications)
(control systems)
A quantitative expression of the output of a device or system as a function of the input. Also known as system response.
(statistics)
The value of some measurable quantity after a treatment has been applied.
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In the appraisal process, humans make automatic, often unconscious, assessments of what is happening and what it means to them, which causes emotion and may lead to the physiological stress response depending on secondary appraisals of their resources to manage the situation (Lazarus 1966).
The physiological stress response is common to all vertebrates and can be initiated by many types of environmental changes.
The accumulating evidence supporting the effectiveness of AAT in mediating the physiological stress response, reducing anxiety and depressive symptoms, and increasing social behaviors in civilian populations underscores the need for testing these effects with military populations.
Not surprisingly, insecure attachment is associated with a more pronounced physiological stress response (though the response patterns differ for men and women).
Monitoring the subjects' physiological stress response afterward while also asking them to self-report provided some unexpected results.
Adrenal glucocorticoids play an important role in homeostasis and, together with adrenal medullary catecholamines, they are part of the physiological stress response (Burchfield 1979, O'Connor et al.
The physiological stress response serves to enable the threatened or 'stressed' individual to adapt and survive.
The physiological stress response indicated by the absence of a decline in cortisol levels was not impeded.
The results also suggest that there is no long-term habituation of stress response, given that the level of expertise in Internet search had no effects on physiological stress response caused by SRT.

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