emotional response

emotional response

a reaction to a particular intrapsychic feeling or feelings, accompanied by physiological changes that may or may not be outwardly manifested but that motivate or precipitate some action or behavioral response. See also emotion.
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Was this a representation of an emotional response to cornflowers, or to a memory of cornflowers?
Our product captures the atmosphere of the property and elicits an emotional response from the consumer.
And they got the appropriate emotional response when Doug Bodger was viciously hit from behind by Coyotes winger Dallas Drake in the waning minutes of the game.
The film is flawed in a number of ways, veering into melodrama at times to elicit emotional response and too often opting for glibness rather than striving for real insights.
Woodard's one-woman memory play, ``Pretty Fire,'' sparked an emotional response from critics and audiences alike, with its searing, central metaphor of racial intolerance delicately woven into Woodard's funny, poignant and occasionally tragic childhood memories.
Quinn also called evidence about Haun's interest in witchcraft irrelevant, saying it only added a ``horrific'' aspect to the case to provoke an emotional response from the jury.
Spiegel: The emotional response to Katrina has been rather different.
in an arrangement that produces an immediate emotional response in the viewer.
Alternatively, a bias toward right frontal electrical activity may reflect a baby's temporary emotional response to the presence of a depressed mother, the researchers note.
Angelou's enthusiastic and emotional response to the monument has been a terrific encouragement to the Remember Them staff.
The survey's youngest cohort, aged 18-24 years old, appeared most easily embarrassed by pests in the home; 82 percent of them predicted that emotional response given the situation.
The study also indicates that culture strongly influences whether and how people talk about or show their emotions, and even what produces an emotional response.