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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun arousal:

arousalstimulation

Definition of the noun arousal

What does arousal mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: arousals

  1. the act of arousing
  2. a state of heightened physiological activity
  3. awakening from sleep
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • more generic word: wakefulness = a periodic state during which you are conscious and aware of the world
  4. mutual sexual fondling prior to sexual intercourse

Alternative definition of the noun arousal

noun

  1. The act of arousing or the state of being aroused.
  2. Sexual arousal.
  3. A physiological and psychological state of being awake or reactive to stimuli, including elevated heart rate and blood pressure and a condition of sensory alertness, mobility and readiness to respond.

Specialised definition of the noun arousal

Glossary of sports / performance theory

a stimulation that causes a person to perform (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Music

"Arousal" is a musical album of TRILL-DAN.

  • released on

Writings

"Arousal" is a play by George Pfirrmann.

Film

"Arousal" is a film, directed by Bruce Cam & Robert Kirsch.

  • genres: Gay pornography, Pornographic film
  • released in (17 years ago)

Miscellanea

Arousal is a 2014 theater production of the play by George Pfirrmann.

Phrases with Arousal

Phrases ending with the word Arousal:

  1. sexual arousal
  2. emotional arousal
  3. Performance Arousal

Other phrases containing the word Arousal:

  1. Permanent Sexual Arousal Syndrome
  2. Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Arousal

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Google previewThe Oxford Handbook of Human Motivation (2012)

by Richard M. Ryan

While energetic arousal is a go system, tense arousal is a kind of stop system. Energy predisposes us to move and to act, but tension predisposes caution, waiting, ...

Google previewExploring Psychology (2016)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Arousal: Arousal is a physiological and psychological state of being awake or reactive to stimuli. It involves the activation of the reticular activating system in the brain stem, the autonomic nervous system and the endocrine system, leading to ...

Google previewCognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia in Those with Depression (2015)

A Guide for Clinicians by Colleen E. Carney, Donn Posner

They distinguish between cognitive and metacognitive sleep-related cognitive arousal. Primary cognitive arousal refers to thoughts related to the inability to sleep, such a thought that insufficient sleep will lead to negative and unacceptable ...

Google previewConscious Mind, Sleeping Brain (2012)

Perspectives on Lucid Dreaming by J. Gackenbach, Stephen LaBerge

Evidently, high cortical arousal is an important element in the realization of dream lucidity.

such a psychological state, there are many cases in which high cortical arousal is a prominent feature of the circumstances of the OBE's occurrence.

Google previewTo Catch A Dream (1991)

Explorations of Dreaming by David Koulack

Arousal is a general term we've used to describe the soup to nuts of awakening. For example...

Google previewBrain Experience (2007)

Neuroexperiential Perspectives of Brain-mind by C.R. Mukundan

Emotional arousal is an indication of the energy available in the system or in the different parts of the body for generating various types of...

What evokes this typical arousal is the presence of a condition, which the brain has learnt to detect ...

Google previewWarrior Mindset (2011)

Mental Toughness Skills for a Nation's Peacekeepers by Dr. Michael Asken, Loren W. Christensen, Lt. Col. Grossman

The problem with secondary arousal is that it's not skillfocused. Its occurrence and intensity are unpredictable, it's harder...

Google previewRoutledge Companion to Sport and Exercise Psychology (2014)

Global Perspectives and Fundamental Concepts by Athanasios G. Papaioannou, Dieter Hackfort

Because arousal is a process that involves most tissues and organs in the body, there are many ways to measure the level of operation of those body parts. Some of these are complex and sensitive. They require expensive equipment and can ...

Google previewNeurobehavioral Disorders of Childhood (2004)

An Evolutionary Perspective by Robert Melillo, Gerry Leisman

From a physiologic perspective, arousal refers to the excitatory state or the propensity of neurons to discharge when appropriately activated (neuronal preparation) (Heilman, 1995). This can also be referred to as being closer to threshold; ...

Google previewSenior Physical Education (2004)

An Integrated Approach by David Kirk, Robin Burgess-Limerick, Michael Kiss

Arousal refers to changes in activation from deep sleep to high excitement. Arousal is associated with good events, such as doing well in your exams. and not-so-good events. such as falling off your bike. Anxiety is a negative response to ...

Google previewHandbook of Emotion Regulation, First Edition (2011)

by James J. Gross

Emotional arousal refers to the activation of multiple physiological systems, affecting neurological, cardiovascular, and endocrine functioning. This mobilization places physical demands on the body, as does the regulation of these experiences ...

Google previewMotor Learning and Performance w/Web Study Guide - 4th Edition, A Situation-Based Learning Approach (2016)

Medicine, Healthcare by CTI Reviews

Arousal is a physiological and psychological state of being awake or reactive to stimuli. It involves the activation of the reticular activating system in the brain stem , the autonomic nervous system and the endocrine system, leading to increased ...

Google previewUnderstanding Human Sexuality (2016)

Psychology, Social psychology by CTI Reviews

Arousal is a physiological and psychological state of being awake or reactive to stimuli. It involves the activation of the reticular activating system in the brain stem , the autonomic nervous system and the endocrine system, leading to increased ...

Google previewNetball (2012)

Skills. Techniques. Tactics by Anita Navin

Arousal is a term used to describe the physiological and psychological responses of the body. Arousalcan be seen on a continuum ranging fromthe lowest arousal level when you sleep tothe extreme,which is whenan individual experiences ...

Google previewThe Yearbook of The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 1996 (1996)

by J.W.W. Studd

Libido, or sexual desire, is considered different from sexual arousal. Sexual desire is an attitude toward an object, while sexual arousal is a state with specific feelings, usually attached to ...

Google previewCognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder (1993)

by Marsha M. Linehan

Changing emotions by changing physiological arousal is the principle behind a number of therapeutic emotion change strategies, such as relaxation therapies (including desensitization), ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of applied psychology (2004)

A-E by Charles Donald Spielberger

AROUSAL. Besides the historical reference of exciting one to action, being aroused typically refers tophysiological...

Google previewA Dictionary of Ethology (1989)

by Klaus Immelmann, Colin Beer

Arena display See Lek Arousal This term has a variety of applications in physiology and behavioral science. Roughly speaking, it is an animal's general state of excitability or activation. More specifically it can refer to the transition from sleep to ...

Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Psychological Theories (2006)

by J.E. Roeckelein

The activation/arousal theory developed from work in the area of physiology, specifically on the electrical activity of the brain where the cerebral cortex was seen to be aroused by discharge of a lower center of the brain in the hypothalamic ...

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Quotes about Arousal

There are a number of mechanical devices which increase sexual arousal, particularly in women. Chief among these is the Mercedes-Benz 380SL convertible. (P.J. O'Rourke)
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Scrabble value of A1R1O1U1S1A1L1

The value of this 7-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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