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Coping With Stress Nathan Ellis November 14, 2005 General Psychology 11:00 Box #621
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Based on The Social Readjustment Rating Scale, depending on the “life-change units,” or “points” the test taker receives, it can be determined how likely one is to acquire a stress related illness. Once this test is taken, it is a helpful resource in order to decide how drastic of measure is needed to be taken in order to help, or prevent oneself from falling ill in relationship to the stress. Different people interpret and respond differently to stressful events, and not all coping styles produce equivalent results. Because the reaction to a stressful event can be so pivotal in life, a coping style should be carefully and thoughtfully considered. After completing The Social Readjustment Rating Scale, I received 278 life- change units. The textbook suggests that with a score of 200-299 there is a moderate risk of obtaining a stress related illness. Though this is not a completely accurate test due to
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