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Cannon-Bard Theory

The theory that physiological and emotional changes occur simultaneously in response to a stimulus (as opposed to the earlier James-Lange theory).

Example: A woman is hiking in the forest when she stumbles upon a bear. All at once, she starts sweating, trembling, and feeling extremely afraid.

I think this link explains the theory in the greatest detail, It has diagrams  to illustrate the main idea such as this one:  http://en.academic.ru/dic.nsf/enwiki/1716266


Cannon-Bard Theory
APA Reference
Fournier, G. (2016). Cannon-Bard Theory. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 24, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/encyclopedia/cannon-bard-theory/