STRESS - Occurs in general population as well 1 most common...

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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. 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.
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Unformatted text preview: 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. D) Psychological Problems/Disorders- usually the result of prolonged stress: insomnia, nightmares, poor academic performance, sexual dysfunctions, anxiety, schizophrenia, depression, eating disorders, and lots more. What can you do about it??? There are many techniques to reduce stress and the progression through the Psychosomatic Model. For example, there are relaxation techniques such as Meditation, Progressive Neuromuscular Relaxation, exercise, biofeedback, and Selective Awareness, just to name a few....
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