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adrenocorticotropichormone (ACTH)

 released by the anteriorpituitary during stressful situations. ACTH, in turn, triggers the release of corticosteroids (anothertype of hormone). Corticosteroids producemany of the effects of the stressresponse.

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September 27th 2021

actor/observer biases

 theserefer to the tendency for (a) ‘actors’ to explain their own behaviour in situationalterms and (b) observers to explain the behaviour of others in dispositional (person) terms.