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She Was Carrying Groceries When This Happened

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Mrs. Schmidlap was carrying in the groceries when her son jumped out from behind the wall and yelled "Boo!" She was startled and felt her heart pounding, but could decide if it was funny or frightening. What theory would best describe her confusion?

A

Yerkes-Dodson Theory

B

Schachter-Singer Theory

C

Canon-Bard Theory

D

James-Lange Theory

E

Selye-Singer Theory