Stress and Health - • Patterns of acculturative stress:...

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Stress and Health Social Readjustment Rating Scale (SRRS): Rates the impact of various life events on the likelihood of contracting illness Not a foolproof method of rating stress Are positive life events (getting married, having a child) always stressful? People also differ in their reactions to stress Microstressors (Hassles): Minor but frequent stresses Acculturative Stress Stress caused by adapting to a foreign culture
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Unformatted text preview: • Patterns of acculturative stress: – Integration: • Maintain your old cultural identity but participate in the new culture – Separation: • Maintain your old cultural identity and avoid contact with the new culture – Assimilation: • Adopt the new culture as your own and have contact with members of new culture – Marginalization: • Reject your old culture but suffer rejection by members of new culture...
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY ps 101 taught by Professor - during the Spring '10 term at Montgomery.

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