Ch. 11 Stress & Health - Stress&Health W hatisstress P...

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     W hat is stress?  P hysiology of stress  S ources of stress  S elye’s General Adaptation Syndrome   T he stress - illness connection  F actors which affect vulnerability
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    Stress ” – physical, emotional, cognitive, and  behavioral response to events that are  appraised as threatening or challenging.  Stressors ” – events that cause a stress  reaciton.  What is Stress?
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    Catastrophic events Major life changes Hassles Pressure Frustration Ambient stress (environmental) Conflict Types of Stressors
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    Stress is accompanied by intense physical  reactions that are controlled by the  autonomic nervous system (ANS). There are 2 branches of the ANS 1. Sympathetic – “fight / flight” response 2. Parasympathetic – calms us Physiology of Stress
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    Sympathetic system to engage,   causing  adrenal glands to release 
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This note was uploaded on 07/05/2010 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Garner during the Fall '08 term at Tallahassee Community College.

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Ch. 11 Stress & Health - Stress&Health W hatisstress P...

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