Coping with Stress

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Coping with Stress Social Support: Instrumental support- relying on others to aid in problem-focused coping Emotional support- relying on others to influence appraisals, physical responses to stressors. Predicts decreased physical stress, increased physical health Negative social interactions have much greater effects on health, well-being than positive ones. It may be the case that giving support to others in better than receiving Defining Psychological Disorders Physical disorders can be defined according to medical model of disease: Disorders result from deviation from normal physical functioning Psychological disorders must be understood according to biophychosocial model of disease: Disorders result from interaction of physical, personal, and social factors Has implications for identifying, studying, and treating psychological disorders Psychologists suggest that behavior may be considered disordered if it is: Atypical Disturbing Maladaptive Unjustifiable Treatment may be appropriate if desired by a person or sometimes those around the
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