C101 - Chapter 3 Key Words

C101 - Chapter 3 Key Words - involving the hypothalamus of...

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1. Challenge situations – Positive events that may involve major life transitions and may cause stress. 2. Coping – Efforts to manage a stressful situation regardless of whether those efforts are successful. 3. Distress – Stress resulting from unpleasant stressors. 4. Emotion-focused coping – Appraising and accepting a stressful situation as not immediately changeable and adopting an attitude that lessens anxiety and brings comfort. 5. Eustress – Stress resulting from pleasant stressors. 6. Fight-or-flight response – A defensive reaction that prepares the organism for conflict or escape by triggering hormonal, cardiovascular, metabolic, and other changes. 7. General Adaptation Syndrome – A three-phase biological response to stress. 8. Harm-and-loss situations – Stressful events that include death, loss of property, injury, and illness. 9. Hypothalamo-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis – A coordinated physiological response to stress
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Unformatted text preview: involving the hypothalamus of the brain and the pituitary and adrenal glands. 10. Overload – The feeling that there are too many demands on one’s time and energy from being confronted with too many challenges and changes. 11. Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – Physical and mental illnesses resulting from severe trauma. 12. Predictability – Predictability is the measure of knowing when a stressful situation will occur which produces less stress than not knowing. 13. Problem-focused coping – Appraising a stressful situation as changeable and making and attempting a plan for changing something to improve things. 14. Stress – The sum of physical and emotional reactions to any stimulus that disturbs the harmony of mind and body. 15. Stressor – Any physical or psychological situation that produces stress. 16. Threat situations – Events that cause stress because of a perception that harm or loss may occur....
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This note was uploaded on 11/13/2010 for the course HEAL HSCI/C101 taught by Professor Dr.rodriguez during the Spring '08 term at Citrus College.

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