Emotion, Stress, and Health Lecture

Emotion, Stress, and Health Lecture - E motion, Stress, and...

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Emotion, Stress, and Health: Chapter 11 The stress-illness mystery Stressors can increase illness when they… o Severely disrupt a person’s life o Are uncontrollable o Are chronic (lasting six months or more) Stressors and the body Work-related problems o Even if you enjoy your job, it can be stressful Noise o People who live near airports and hospitals o Hear the rhythm of music when you’re trying to study Bereavement and loss o Grieving is normal but it also causes enormous stress to your body o Loss of pet, friends, lifestyle Poverty, powerlessness, and racism o When people are poor, they don’t know what will happen next o Feel powerless o Racism, sexism, and prejudice are learned and can be unlearned Stress and the common cold - if your immune system is done, you are much more susceptible to the common cold The physiology of stress General adaptation syndrome o Alarm – physiological responses of the body to stressors o Resistance – your body attempts to resist or cope with a stressor that
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2011 for the course PS 101 taught by Professor Hoffman during the Fall '07 term at BU.

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