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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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- Fall '10