Stress and Coping for posting

Stress and Coping for posting - n Cancer Stress and tumor...

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Stress The general term describing the  psychological and bodily response to a  stimulus that alters one’s state of  equilibrium n Stressor Acute stressor Chronic stressor
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The Biology of Stress n General adaptation syndrome (GAS) n The alarm phase Fight or flight response n The resistance phase Adaptation n The exhaustion phase
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Sources of Stress n Perceived control Learned helplessness Predictability
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Sources of Stress n Internal conflict Conflict Approach-approach conflict Avoidance-avoidance conflict Approach-avoidance conflict
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Sources of Stress n Life’s hassles Daily hassles Interruptions
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Hostility A personality trait characterized by  mistrust, an expectation of harm and  provocation by others, and a cynical  attitude n Associated with heart disease
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The Immune System n White blood cells B cells T cells n Natural killer cells
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The Immune System n Effects of stress on immune system Acute stress Chronic stress n Effects of chronic stress on brain
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The Immune System
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Unformatted text preview: n Cancer Stress and tumor growth n Heart disease Stress and blood pressure Atherosclerosis Depression and heart disease Anxiety and heart disease Coping Strategies n Problem-focused strategies Active coping Planning Suppression of competing activities Coping Strategies n Emotion-focused strategies Emotional social support Venting emotions Positive reinterpretation/growth Behavioral disengagement Mental disengagement Coping Strategies n Thought suppression Rebound effect n Humor Coping and Social Support n Social support affects Survival Depression Immune system n Perceived social support n Enacted social support Mind-Body Interventions n Natural methods Meditation Hypnosis n Exercise n Placebos Interventions n Psychotherapy Relaxation training n Drug treatment Benzodiazepines (e.g. Valium, Xanax) n Mechanism of action...
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This note was uploaded on 06/02/2011 for the course PSYC 101 taught by Professor Cusaac during the Fall '08 term at South Carolina.

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