1. the extent or level to which an organism responds physiologically to a stimulus, such as a stressor in the environment. 2. a pattern of autonomic nervous system responses that become characteristic of an individual throughout life. Also known as autonomic response specificity- individual response stereotypy.
What is AUTONOMIC REACTIVITY?
AUTONOMIC REACTIVITY: "A person showing high autonomic reactivity would likely response in a more physiological manner than a person with low autonomic reactivity."
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