PSYCH001-Exam Four

PSYCH001-Exam Four - 1 PSYCH001- Fourth Exam Chapter 15:...

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1 PSYCH001- Fourth Exam Chapter 15: Stress and Coping Stress and Coping stress- physical and psychological reactions to demanding situations stressors- the demanding or threatening situations that produce stress General Adaptation Syndrome (Hans Selye) 1. Alarm- “Fight of Flight” response, body energizing 2. Resistance- body adjusts to cope with threat 3. Exhaustion- energy depleted, body “gives up” Issues sequence issues- is stress highest before, during, or after an event measurement issues- should we look at self-report, behavior, or physiological responses Physical Consequences of Prolonged Stress immune system lowered- can be measured by counting number of lymphocytes, affects likelihood of contracting cold/flu viruses, may affect cancer likelihood cardiovascular system affected- increased blood pressure, increased cholesterol levels Personality and Hostility Type A Personality- determined to achieve, sense of time urgency, irritable respond to threat or challenge very
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