A structure in the brain which interprets stimuli as threat or non- threat and initiates fight or flight reaction.
A condition in the body caused by the release of adrenaline, preparing the body to flee from or combat a stimulus perceived as a threat by the amygdala.
A stimulus interpreted by the amygdala as harmful to an organism.
Behavior which is not consciously chosen but is automatic/reflexive in a given context or in relation to a given stimulus.
Behavior towards a given stimulus or in a given context that is consciously chosen.
For a given person/organism in a given situation, the level of potential threat necessary to trigger a fight/flight reaction.
A belief that one can engage in a given situation successfully (e.g. by meeting needs or preventing loss/harm).