Lecture 13 Stress and Health

Lecture 13 Stress and Health - Psychology 360 Phase 1: The...

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Psychology 360
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Phase 1: The Alarm Phase The body experiences reactions to a negative event in the environment. These reactions generally involve activation of the ANS.
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Phase 1: The Alarm Phase (con’d) If stress is constant, and an organism is unable to restore depleted resources, death or permanent damage may occur!
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Phase 2: Resistance The organism adapts to the stress and attempts to replenish depleted resources.
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Phase 3: Exhaustion An individual’s attempts to manage stress are overwhelmed by the situation. The individual is unable to physiologically cope, and the ultimate result is death.
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Stress is the negative emotional state produced by a certain set of appraisals. Stress if not a property of the environment. Instead, stress is an aspect of the interpretation one makes about the environment
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matter? Is there threat, challenge, or reward in this situations? Secondary Appraisal - Can I
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