Unformatted text preview: resistance stage, and the exhaustion stage. Stress affects our emotions, our immune system, our motivations, and our cognition. Life Stressors • In the late 1960s, Thomas Holmes and Richard Rahe developed the Social Readjustment Rating Scale (SRRS) to measure the impact of these major life changes on health. Holmes and Rahe predicted that the more of these events a person experienced in a short period of time (say, 12 months), the more likely they were to be followed by illness. However, the correlation between the number of events experienced and subsequent illness was only low to moderate. • Score 428 Type A behavior • perfectionists, workaholics, and at risk for stress-related diseases • 60% life style and health • heart disease leading cause of death in US • score 43, healthy & good armor against stress...
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- Spring '07
- Psychology, Personal life, Richard Rahe, Thomas Holmes, multiple approachavoidance conflict, Health Psych LAB, health psychologists attempt