Essay #12 - Imagine a friend has just lost his job which helped him cover tuition costs Apply Lazarus and Folkman's cognitive theory of stress and

Essay #12 - Imagine a friend has just lost his job which...

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Imagine a friend has just lost his job which helped him cover tuition costs. Apply Lazarusand Folkman's cognitive theory of stress and describe his potential reactions to this job loss. In your answer, be sure to describe the following: Stressful Event, Primary Appraisal, Secondary Appraisal, and Stress Response.Most importantly, the general definition of stress must be understood. The definition given by the book for stress is the tension, discomfort, or physical symptoms that arise when a situation, called a stressor-a type of stimulus- strains our ability to cope effectively. Obviously, experiencing job loss would make someone feel stressed, especially a job that was helping someone cover a large cost of tuition. Though many people feel stressed at many points in their lives, stress is subjective. In a break up one person might feel devastated, meanwhile someone else might be optimistic about the opportunity to start over (Lilienfeld 462). Lazarus and Folkman studied stress as a transaction

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