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lab heath psych - resistance stage, and the exhaustion...

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Module 11 Health Psych LAB health psychologists attempt to prevent health problems by helping individuals cope with  stress and by helping to promote healthy life-styles.  Stress is any event that strains or exceeds an individual's capacity to cope. Among the  major sources of stress in our lives are frustration, the inability to satisfy a motive, and  conflict, the result of two or more incompatible motives.  Four types of conflict are (1) approach-approach conflict, (2) avoidance-avoidance  conflict, (3) approach-avoidance conflict, and (4) multiple approach-avoidance conflict. Pressure, an additional source of stress, arises from the threat of negative events Selye has identified a consistent pattern of bodily responses to stress called the general  adaptation syndrome. This syndrome consists of three stages: the alarm stage, the 
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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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This note was uploaded on 09/17/2009 for the course PSYC 101 taught by Professor Mccreary during the Spring '07 term at VCU.

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