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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- Spring '08
- Stress, Cortisol, Fight-or-flight response, Psychological trauma, stressful situation