Stress PP - Outline of Stress and Coping Lecture...

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Outline of Stress and Coping Lecture Stress-Outcome Relationship Measurement of Life Stress Types of Life Stress Moderation vs. Mediation (Social Support) Lazarus and Folkman’s Transactional Model Current Research Issues
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Life Stress-Outcome Relationship Outcomes can be psychological: anxiety, depression, self-esteem or medical: illness, immune functioning Not experimental, but correlational, so: direction and third variable issues
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How to Measure Life Stress Self-report questionnaire Ask about occurrence Judges determine undesirability/severity based on norms Holmes and Rahe (1967) Schedule of Recent Events (SRE) Marriage = 50 life change units Issue of context (e.g., pregnancy)
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Highest-weighted SRE Items Death of spouse: 100 Divorce: 73 Marital separation 65 Jail term 63 Death in family 63 Personal injury 53 Marriage 50 Fired at work 47
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How to Measure Life Stress (cont.) Self-report questionnaire (checklist)
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