28_Stress_I_6 - Cardiovascular health Consistently high...

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Psychology 2: Introduction to Psychology Day 28 topics Midterm 2 review Stressors and stress Bodily stress response Effects of chronic stress Stress Response to stressors Physical and psychological response Internal and external stressors Negative AND positive stressors Interpretation of an event Process of change, adjustment Control of situation Duration of stressors Acute stressors Temporary source(s) Can be resolved in reasonable time Chronic stressors Continuous source(s) Associated with illness and problems How does our body react to stress? How do stressors affect our health? General adaptation syndrome (GAS) Physiological reaction to stress Fight or flight response HPA axis Great in short term but problematic in long term
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Long term health impacts Immune response More susceptible to illness Heal slower than normal
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Unformatted text preview: Cardiovascular health Consistently high blood pressure Damage to blood vessels (CHD) Cumulative effects of lifetime Individual differences in stress response Type A personality Easily aroused hostility, impatience, competitive achievement strivings Underlying cause low self esteem? Type B personality Patient, relaxed, easy going Type A increased risk of CVD Stress induced psychological conditions Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Chronic physiological arousal Recurrent unwanted thoughts/images Not just limited to war situations (9/11) Hippocampus volume and susceptibility Burnout Physical/emotional/mental exhaustion Performance and motivation How can we avoid burnout? Good news on Friday : Stress management and coping...
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This note was uploaded on 02/12/2010 for the course PSYCH 2 taught by Professor Don'tremember during the Spring '04 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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