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Chapter01kjFeb1 - “I cannot and should not be cured of my...

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Unformatted text preview: “I cannot and should not be cured of my stress, but merely taught to enjoy it.” —Hans Selye Review • Stress: our response (physical, mental, and/or emotional) to our perceived inability to meet a perceived threat or demand • Can we get rid of stress? Do we want to? • Cannon • Selye’s GAS • Inverted-U • Types of STRESS • Types of STRESSORS PART I The Nature and Physiology of Stress Chapter 1. The Nature of Stress More Stressed or Less Stressed? • Before the 19th century, parents knew that only about 3 out of 10 newborn infants lived beyond the age of 25. • Before 1955, leading causes of death were infectious diseases. • Before 1960, the term “stress” was rarely used except in physics (the tension or force placed on an object to bend or break it) More Stressed or Less Stressed? (cont’d) • Today, “stress” has become a status symbol. • Today, 70-80% of all disease/illness is stress-related: CHD, cancer, migraines, high BP, etc. • Today, fewer than 1 in 20 children die before they reach adulthood. However, the rates of suicide and homicides for youths have dramatically increased. Stress Theories • Theories are like lenses that attempt to tell a particular explanatory story about the workings of stress. • Good theories generate new, testable hypotheses that fill in gaps in our knowledge about stress and its effects on the person. • No single correct theory! We will consider several in this class. The Stress Response Walter Cannon (1914) developed 2 concepts: • Fight or flight (body prepares generally for both) • Homeostasis : A state of physiological equilibrium or balance that organisms constantly seek to maintain and reestablish. Indicators include: • heart rate • blood pressure, • breathing rate (“ventilation”) 4 Stages in Fight-or-Flight Response 1. Stimulus is received through one or more of the 5 senses and sent to brain 2. Brain deciphers stimulus: threat/non-2....
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