Stress Response

Stress Response - August 5, 2010 Habit #2: Give one genuine...

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August 5, 2010 Habit #2: Give one genuine compliment each day TOPIC: Stress Response What is stress? o Stressor: any physical or psychological event or condition that produces stress o Stress Response: physical and emotional changes associated with stress o Stress: the general physiological or emotional state that accompanies the stress response o Acute (traffic ticket) vs. Chronic (financial worries) o Physical (big scary man) vs. Psychological (job interview) The Stress Response: o Collection of both physiological and psychological changes o Mediated by two interacting systems: o SAM System: Actives sympathetic nervous system Fight or flight response Releases epinephrine and norepinephrine Direct neural innervation of organs (neurotransmitters) Releases epinephrine into the bloodstream (hormones) Rapid onset; quick dissipation o HPA Axis: Release glucocorticoids Cortisol (circulating cortisol most popular measure of stress) Effects within minutes to hours (reserves)
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2010 for the course PSY PSY 101 taught by Professor Mrazek during the Summer '10 term at UCSB.

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