Unformatted text preview: are less health conscious due to time urgency with their unlimited tasks, and are physiologically reactive. In tense social situations, they exhibit more intense cardiovascular reactions causing the system to overwork. Besides hostility may increase risks for CHD, stress also compromises the body’s immune system. Since stress is a subjective matter brought on by one’s own perception, I feel that learning how to cope or think objectively should be highly promoted in our society. Though I also believe that stress may have positive impact to us as well; it allows us to adapt to new circumstances. However, there has no support that positive stressors are as harmful as negative stressors. Hardiness’s personality style, which emphasizes on commitment, challenge, and control, has taught me that perception of control is the most important factor in serving as a buffer against stress....
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This note was uploaded on 06/29/2008 for the course PHED 160 taught by Professor Burton during the Fall '07 term at USC.
- Fall '07