Stress: any circumstance that threaten or are perceived to threaten one’ well being and thereby taxing one’s coping ability.a.An everyday eventb.Major stressorsminor stressorsc.Stress adds upStress if fromd.Self : Neuroticism= increase stresse.Environment: Noisef.Culture: Discrimination 1-explicit 2-perceived 3-anticipatedTypes of stressorsg.Acute: threatening, relatively short duration, clear endpoint, EX. Tornadoh.Chronic: Threatening, long duration, no apparent time limit EX . Illnessi.Frustration: a set up for failure. Perhaps loosing something accustomed to: sig. otherj.Conflict: a competition with selfi.Approach-App. Gold or diamondsii. Avoidance-painful headache or surgeryiii. Avoidance-Approach- date with person/ rejectionk.Life changes: anything different or newl.Pressure: expectations/demands of others and surroundingsRespondingm.Fight or flight- autonomic nervous system, sympathetic-mobilizes, parasympathetic -conservesn.General adaptation syndromei.
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Major stressorsminor stressors, Neuroticism= increase stress