Chapter 10 Stress and Health Psych

Chapter 10 Stress and Health Psych - Chapter 10 Stress and...

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Chapter 10 Stress and Health 9/21 Stress : the physiological and psychological response to a condition that threatens or challenges a person and requires some form of adaption or adjustment Stressful event capable of producing stress is called a stressor - frustrating events - conflicts - pressure - life changing events Social Readjustment Scale Holmes and Rahe (1967) -events that cause change in one’s life causes stress -outline of 43 life events -life events ordered by amount of stress -measures total stress units in past year Cohen Study : -measured stressful life events -Participants exposed to cold virus. -More stress = more likely to develop cold symptoms Hassles: little, irritating streesors Daily petty annoyances Uplifts: positive, pleasant, life experiences May neutralize the effects of many hassles Hypothesis: hassles are more important than big life events Uplifts provide buffer against stress Method: subjects recorded hassles, uplifts, health problems, life events. Findings
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2008 for the course PHIL 1000 taught by Professor Davidgilliam during the Fall '06 term at N. Colorado.

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