AROUSAL-BOOST MECHANISM

any stimulus pattern produced by contact with a stimulus that gives rise to a measurable pleasant (pleasure) effect. The arousal is measured by various psychological and physiological tests as the participant views a selection of stimuli. Compare with arousal-reduction mechanism. (proposed in 1967 by British-born Canadian psychologist Daniel E. Berlyne (1924-1976).

AROUSAL-BOOST MECHANISM: "The arousal-boost mechanism refers to an increase in arousal following the presentation of a salient stimuli."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "AROUSAL-BOOST MECHANISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/arousal-boost-mechanism/ (accessed December 8, 2019).
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