STRESS - C) POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER - disturbed...

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A) IMPAIRED TASK PERFORMANCE - Baumeister (1984) found that stress interferes with attention and therefore, performance. 1) increased stress = increased distractibility 2) increased stress = over thinking on tasks that should be "automatic". For example: a free throw at "crunch time" B) BURNOUT - physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion due to work-related stress. Cause is not sudden, but prolonged exposure to stress. Increases the more "jobs/tasks" placed upon you. For example, having multiple roles such as parent, student, spouse, etc.
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Unformatted text preview: C) POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER - disturbed behavior that is attributed to a major stressful event, but emerges after the event has ended (often years later). Very common in the 70's - Vietnam war veterans had symptom usually 9-60 months later. Occurs in general population as well: 1) most common - rape 2) seeing someone die or severely injured 3) close brush with death Symptoms include - nightmares, sleep disturbances, jumpiness, etc....
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