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stress_lecture - Stress,Coping,and Health KarenKao PGS101...

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Stress, Coping, and  Health Karen Kao PGS 101 Arizona State University
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What is Stress? Definition:  Any circumstance(s) that threaten or are perceived  to threaten one’s well-being and tax one’s coping abilities.  Everyday event Waiting in line Losing your keys Major event Break-up Moving Lies in the “eye of the beholder” Appraisal of situation Highly subjective
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Types of Stress Four principal types of stress 1. Frustration 2. Conflict 3. Change 4. Pressures
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1. Frustration Definition:  Experienced  whenever the pursuit of some  goal is thwarted. Flight is cancelled Losing a sports game Forgetting to bring a pencil  to the exam Usually short-lived and  insignificant
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2. Conflict Definition:  when two or more incompatible  motivations or behavioral impulses compete for  expression Approach-Approach Conflict Two positive choices (ie. ice cream or cake?) Avoidance-Avoidance Conflict Two negative choices (ie. chores or hw?) Approach-Avoidance Conflict One choice with both +/- values (ie. move to a city you  dislike for a job that pays great?)
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3. Change Definition:  any noticeable alterations in  one’s living circumstances that require  readjustment.  Social Readjustment Rating Scale  (SRRS) Measures life change as a form  of stress, on a scale: divorce = 73 Marriage = 50 Beginning school = 26 holidays = 12
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4. Pressure Definition:  expectations or demands that one  behave in a certain way. 
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