Health - Chapter 16: Health, Stress, & Coping Stress...

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Stress Everyone experiences stress, but what is it? Psychological and physiological reaction to noxious stimuli outside the person General Adaptation Syndrome ALARM PHASE Biological response Fight or flight RESISTANCE PHASE Unavoidable threat continues Resist or cope with the threat EXHAUSTION PHASE Stress persists over substantial period of time Limited resources 0. Fatigue, physical problems, illness Stress and Modern Society Stress = curse physiological alarm mechanism “chimes” too often mammoth traffic jam = mammoth Major Types of Stress FRUSTRATION Goal seeking behavior blocked Two most common: Failures Losses
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Major Types of Stress (cont) CONFLICT Incompatible motivations or behaviors compete for expression Three types APPROACH – APPROACH Choice between two attractive goals Tennis - or - Racquetball Pizza - or - Spaghetti Blue Sweater - or - Gray Jacket AVOIDANCE – AVOIDANCE
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2011 for the course PSYCH 2500 taught by Professor Watley during the Fall '08 term at Valdosta State University .

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Health - Chapter 16: Health, Stress, & Coping Stress...

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