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Chapter 15 - needed to cope with them Different levels of...

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Chapter 15 Stress, coping, and health Stress - eliciting stumuli or events that place strong demands on us - these situations are called stressors - stress can be viewed as a: o stimulus (I have 3 exams this week) o a response (having cognitive and physiological and behavioral components) e.g im feeling all stressed out; presence of negative emotion o combination of stimulus and response. Stress is viewed as a person- situation interaction or a transaction between the organism and the environment. Stress- is a pattern of sognitive appraisal, physiological responses, and behavior tendencies that occurs in response to a perceived imbalance between the situational demands and the resources
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Unformatted text preview: needed to cope with them Different levels of stress:-Micro stressors-daily hassle-Catastrophic events-unexpected and involve large amounts of people (natural disasters-Major negative events- death, illness, requires major adaption The life event scale- quantify the amount of life stress that a person has experienced over a given period of time The starting point is the appraisal of the siutaion; there are four aspects: 1. demands of the situation (primary appraisal) 2. resources available to cope with it (secondary) 3. judgements of what the consequences of the situation could be 4. personal meaning...
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