Vocab-Ch-3 - Chapter3: ;physicalandmental ,s

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Chapter 3: Stress and Health Psychology stress – the body’s nonspecific response to any demand made on it; physical and mental  arousal to situations or events that we perceive as threatening or challenging stressor – trigger that prompts a stressful reaction eustress – pleasant or beneficial stress, such as moderate exercise distress – stress that is unpleasant or objectionable, as from chronic illness life change – change that require some adjustment in behavior or lifestyle, causing some degree  of stress chronic stressors – ongoing stressors, such as a bad marriage, poor working conditions, or an  intolerable political climate hassles – minor stressors of daily living, such as time pressures and financial concerns burnout – physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion frustration – stressor that occurs when our goals are blocked conflict – stressor that occurs when we are forced to make a choice between at least two  incompatible alternatives approach-approach conflict – forced choice between two or more desirable alternatives avoidance-avoidance conflict – forced choice between two or more undesirable alternatives
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This note was uploaded on 07/14/2011 for the course PSYC 110 taught by Professor Tujio during the Spring '11 term at DeVry Fresno.

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