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Unformatted text preview: 1 Lecture Outline: Stress & Coping Stress Stress & coping model Factors affecting experience of stress Coping with stress Stress and Coping Unpleasant state of arousal coping ability < problems of life Top 5 Stressors for College Students •Concern over meeting high standards •Being lonley •Fear of wasting time •Troubling thoughts about the future •Not getting enough sleep Types of Stressors Major life events Everyday hassles Stress and Coping Potential Stressor: Something new Something different Stress and Coping Model Lazarus & Folkman (1984) Stage 1: Primary Appraisal Is potential stressor a threat or challenge? No Feel no stress Yes Go to Stage 2 CP Stress and Coping Model Lazarus & Folkman (1984) Stage 2: Secondary Appraisal Can I cope with the stressor? No Feel Stress Yes Feel No Stress CP What Makes an Event Stressful? Positive vs. Negative Negative events more stressful • Lower self-esteem • Create more problems than they solve What Makes an Event Stressful?...
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2008 for the course PSYCH 280 taught by Professor Madon during the Spring '07 term at Iowa State.
- Spring '07
- Social Psychology