April 13 - Hans Selye stress Stress is caused by changed is homeostatic state Not always negative He then came up with the General Apdation

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Hans Selye “stress”- Stress is caused by changed is homeostatic state. Not always negative. He then came up with the General Apdation Syndrome (GAS) 1 st Stage- Alarm 2 nd Stage- Resistance 3 rd - Exhaustion Alarm- Hypothalamus stimulates anterior pituitary gland to release ACTH which stimulates your adrenals to release cortisol, norepinephrine, and epinephrine which stimulates the SNS (sympathetic nervous system). You are then prepared for action. Experiment was done on a Hockey Team, and they took various urine samples and measured the levels of norepinephrine and epinephrine. They found that levels depend on conditions. The player’s norepinephrine was 6x higher AFTER playing a game vs. before. Player’s that got in fights had 10x increased norepinephrine. They also looked at two benched player and they showed an increase amount of epinephrine (as high as 20%). Norepinephrine- Aggression, or extreme emotion Epinephrine- Repressed Emotion Resistance Stage - If the stress linger your parasympathetic nervous system kicks in to make sure the Sympathetic Nervous System doesn’t use all your energy. Usually includes things like fainting. Exhaustion Stage-
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This note was uploaded on 06/11/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 335 taught by Professor Boggiano during the Spring '10 term at University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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April 13 - Hans Selye stress Stress is caused by changed is homeostatic state Not always negative He then came up with the General Apdation

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