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Unformatted text preview: Psych 107-511 Intro Psychology Exam 2 Study Guide Ch. 16 Stress and types of stress • Nonspecific response to any demand made of body o Eustress (pleasant – marriage, sex, vacations); distress (unpleasant) Holmes & Rahe – life changes & stress • Cause stress, Social Readjustment Rating scale (acute stressors – one time things) Chronic stressors • Ongoing (work, marriage) Hassles, burnout, & frustration • Hassles are small but accumulate (financial, family problems) • Burnout caused by persistent hassles (draining professions – teacher, nurse) • Frustration occurs when hassles block a goal (more motivated, more frustrated) Bodily response to stress (nervous system, etc) • SNS activated, HPA releases epi and cortisol Stress & immune system • PNI - psychoneuroimmunology • Stress increases glucocorticoids which suppress white blood cells • Opioids produced suppress killer cell production General Adaptation Model (Selye) • Alarm (freak out! Resistance low), resistance (asthma, ulcers here), exhaustion Cognitive appraisal • Perception; primary (how serious?), secondary (can I do it?); determines amount of stress Cancer • Cortisol suppresses T-cells that usually control cell division Cardiovascular disease • Epi and cortisol release fat for energy; remains in blood if not used, clogs vessels Personality types & effect on heart disease • A – fjklsdfjlksd – more likely to have heart disease...
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This note was uploaded on 08/25/2008 for the course PSYC 107 taught by Professor Hull during the Spring '07 term at Texas A&M.
- Spring '07