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Psychology Final Project: Case Study 1 1 Psychology Final Project: Case Study Sabrina Armstrong Com/220 May 2, 2010 Catherine Jenkins
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Psychology Final Project: Case Study 2 Final Project: Case Study : Jennifer Complete the following questions in 150-200 words each. Questions for Case Study: 1. What are the causes of stress in Michael or Jennifer’s life? The causes of stress in Jennifer’s life are her commuting to work each morning. The fact that she has been trying to have a baby with her husband for well over a year but keeps failing; and she is still getting over a miscarriage as well these are both stress factors. Jennifer’s in laws putting too much pressure on her to have a baby as well is another stress factor. The mere aspect of putting her father in a home against his will is another stress factor as well. Her job is another source of stress, which she tries to do extremely well. Then finally yet importantly, there is also the added undue pressure of being everything to everyone, which she puts on to herself. The facts are that she tries hard to be perfect but she has too much work for one person, which is a major stress factor that is in her life. 2. How is stress affecting Michael or Jennifer’s health? The stress factors in Jennifer’s life have been manifesting itself in a physical way and dangerous ways, such as with headaches, backaches, and indigestion to name a few. She is beyond exhausted and weighed down all the time because she has extremely too much work on her hands. Jennifer’s stress levels are affecting both her home life as well as her work place is suffering as well. She is way too worn-out to do her housework and she was making mistakes at work as well. These stress factors in Jennifer’s life are causing her physical pain as well as psychological pain too. Jennifer’s denial that there is no problem or stress for that matter is also causing her harm as well because denying that a problem exists
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Psychology Final Project: Case Study 3 does not make the problem go away. Denying a problem only gives people more additional problems to deal with later on in their lives. 3. How are these stressors impacting Michael’s or Jennifer’s self-concept and self-esteem? The stressors are impacting Jennifer’s choices in life, which are making her question herself and question what she is capable of doing. The stressors are also affecting her self-esteem in a major way as well. Since she views herself through the eyes of other people, when it seems like she has let them down she is more disappointed in her own self than anyone else ever could be. She has been losing focus for a while now because of
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