#6, 7 Stress -- chpt. 2

#6, 7 Stress -- chpt. 2 - ChapterTwo Stress: Terms Stressor...

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Chapter Two Stress:  The Constant Challenge
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Terms Stressor Stress Response Stress Distress Eustress
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Stress results from the interaction  between stressors and an individual’s  perception and reaction to those  stressors  (Romano 1992) If stress is not dealt with effectively,  feelings of loneliness, neurosis,  sleeplessness and excessive worrying  may result  (Wright 1997)
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Stress is Psychological – Its effects are Physiological
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Nervous System  Central Nervous System Brain Spinal Cord Autonomic Nervous System Consists of two divisions
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Brain Autonomic Somatic Sympathetic Parasympathetic Central NS S p i n a l cord Peripheral NS
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Endocrine System Under the auspices of the ANS, primarily the  Sympathetic Nervous System Specific glands, tissues, and cells control  body functions by releasing hormones and  chemical messengers into the bloodstream Stress hormones are examples of these  entities Cortisol Catecholamines e.g. epinephrine (adrenalin) via the  adrenal glands
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Fight or Flight Response Walter Cannon 1914 Defense Reaction
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Stress Response Stressful Event Hypothalamus stimulated Pituitary gland releases ACTH into bloodstream ACTH stimulates release of cortisol and other stress hormones by adrenal glands Epinephrine (adrenaline) and nor- epinephrine are released by the adrenal glands Autonomic nervous system stimulated Actions of Endocrine System Actions of Nervous System
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How People Respond to  Stress Fight or Flight Reaction Return to Homeostasis The Fight or Flight Reaction in Modern  Life
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Responses to Stress An individual’s perception of a stressor  determines the resulting emotional or  behavioral response. The more intense the emotional 
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