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Introductory Psychology Stress
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Exam 3 grades posted to SPARK Extra credit research participation opportunities on Sona Systems MAXIMUM of 5 research credits Credits earned for research participation do not show up on SPARK Research officially stops on May 4 Many opportunities will end before then Last day to verify/change credit allocation is May 11 MUST allocate credits to THIS class Psych 100-02 Bickford There are other Psych 100 classes allocating your credits to the wrong class will cause you to lose them
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Stress Stress is the response to events that are threatening or challenging Stressors are the events that cause stress
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Types of stressors Cataclysmic events Personal stressors Background stressors (daily hassles)
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Cataclysmic events Strong stressors that occur suddenly and affect many people simultaneously
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Personal stressors Major life events in a given person’s life
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Background stressors (daily hassles) Minor irritations that we face
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Unformatted text preview: • Uplifts--the other side of the coin What makes for a stressful event? • Cognitive appraisal • Lack of perceived control • Explanatory style – Attributions • Internal, stable, global • External, transient, limited Coping: Changing your psychological reactions to stress Cognitive reappraisal Reframe as challenge Changing irrational beliefs This is the most important test I’ve ever taken There will be other tests Look for the silver lining Your car breaks down and you can’t afford to fix it This is the perfect time to begin exercising by walking and using your bike Coping: Changing your psychological reactions to stress • Problem solving – Fight or flight again • Emotional coping – Positive diversion – Seek social support • Information seeking – Reduces uncertainty, perceived lack of control • Venting not effective...
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