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Unformatted text preview: Stress, Coping, and Health Chapter 15 Chapter Outline 1. What Is Stress? 2. Responding to Stress 3. Coping with Stress 4. Stress and Health 5. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: When Things Go Wrong What Is Stress? Stress Response to a situation that threatens ones sense of well being. Stressor Something that triggers a stress response. Two types of stressors Acute stressor short-term finite stressor  Studying for finals, competing in a football game Chronic stressor long-term stressor with no definitive end  Poverty, high-pressure job Ways of Experiencing Stress Feeling Frustrated - Something that prevents us from reaching a goal. Feeling Pressure - An impression that one should act in a certain way. Feeling Conflict - Two or more incompatible goals or impulses. Approach-approach conflict - Equally desirable options Avoidance-avoidance conflict - Equally undesirable options Approach-avoidance conflict - Both good and bad Feeling Endangered- Life threatening situations produce stress. Kinds of Stressors Daily hassles Small, everyday problems that accumulate to become source of stress Cannot find keys or cell phone Life changes Altered circumstances requiring adjustment Marriage, death, finals, break up Traumatic events Unexpected disruptive events Natural disaster, witness or victim to violence Chronic Negative Situations continued negative situation Living in a dangerous place, poverty, illness Special Sociocultural Conditions challenges associated with minority groups Immigrating, racism 2) Responding to Stress The Fight-or-Flight Response during stress, you your body makes you feel like you either want to fight or run. How?...
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This note was uploaded on 09/23/2011 for the course PSY 1103 taught by Professor Anderson during the Fall '08 term at University of Central Oklahoma.

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ch15 - Stress, Coping, and Health Chapter 15 Chapter...

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