Stress - Lecture Outline Stress and Coping What is...

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Lecture Outline: Stress and Coping What is stressful? How does stress affect us? How does stress affect health? How can we manage stress so it does not get the best of us? Stress and coping are topics in health psychology . This is a branch of psychology that investigates the connections between psychological factors (thoughts, feelings, behaviors) and physical health. I. The Stress Process A. The ABC model revisited A B C A = activating event B = beliefs and interpretations C = consequences (emotional and/or behavioral) A B C Potentially Stressful Subjective Cognitive Emotional, Objective Events Appraisal physiological, and behavioral responses (see Figure 12.3 on page 363) B. Potentially stressful objective events include 1. Frustration – blocked goal 2. Conflict – torn between two things 3. Change – have to adjust to something different in one’s life 4. Pressure – expectations to behave a certain way By themselves, these events do not necessarily have to cause stress. Different individuals
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