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Chapter_3_Handout - Stress Health Psychology Chapter 3...

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Stress & Health Psychology Chapter 3 Lecture Overview Lecture Overview Understanding Stress Stress and Illness Health Psychology in Action Health and Stress Management Understanding Stress Understanding Stress What is Stress ? Understanding Stress: Understanding Stress: Sources of Stress ______________________ : life events that require some adjustment in behavior or lifestyle ______________________ : ongoing, long lasting, unpleasant events ______________________ : A A state of psychological and physical exhaustion resulting from chronic exposure to high levels of stress and little personal control ______________________ : small, everyday problems that accumulate to become a source of stress ______________________ : unpleasant tension resulting from a blocked goal Understanding Stress: Understanding Stress: Sources of Stress (Continued) Sources of Stress (Continued) Types of Conflict ______________________ : forced choice between two or more desirable alternatives ______________________ : forced choice between two or more undesirable alternatives ______________________ : forced choice between two or more alternatives both having desirable and undesirable results
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Understanding Stress: Effects of Stress The HPA Axis regulates the stress response. ______________________ : – plays a critical role in the long term effects of stress. Prolonged elevation of ______________________ is related to: - increased depression, memory problems, illlness, Impairment of the immune system, which leaves the body _____________________ .
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