psy210 wk 4 checkpoint - I already feel anxiety, the...

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You are currently an associate at an advertising agency where you have worked for 2 years. You are pursuing a promotion to the position of advertising executive. Whereas you have expected to put in extra hours and some added responsibility as part of earning the promotion, your boss has increased your workload significantly, including some projects that had been assigned to other associates. You have more deadlines than you think you can meet, plus the pressure of creating new and innovative material for your campaigns. Answer each of the following questions in 50-75 words: What steps of the general adaptation syndrome will I experience? I would probably experience fight or flight. While I know I can do the projects the time frame just seems unmanageable. My alarm reaction would definitely kick in and I would fell my blood pressure rising, possible shakes. Finally the Exhaustion Stage, because I would do the projects I would eventually become exhausted by the stress. What emotional and cognitive effects might this stressor produce?
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Unformatted text preview: I already feel anxiety, the pressures of not completing the tasks would build up inside. This will lead to anger because of the frustration of the possibility of not finishing and feeling alone. My mind will become unclear and my concentration would be off and I would most likely be short with people. If this stress continues, how might it affect my health? Depression can set in, headaches, stomach pains, blurred vision, loss of appetite, and emotional distress. With these things happening this could lead up to long and major health problems such as high blood pressure, weight issues and PTSD. How might I resolve this situation effectively? First of all I would speak to my boss and let them know that I will have to prioritize the projects so I can complete them correctly. I would try to alleviate any stressors that are adding to my situation. Exercising, medication and the right diet are imperative to keeping a healthy mind and body....
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2010 for the course BIO 100 BIO/100 taught by Professor Ray during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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