AU10stress & health

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11/14/10 1 Stress And Health What is stress How can we measure stress? How do we respond to stress? What are some things that can change our response to stress? Immune system and stress What is stress? What Is Stress? Stress Tension, discomfort or physical symptoms Caused by situations we can’t deal with in an effective way 3 Approaches to stress Stress as stimuli (stressors) Stress as transaction Stress as response Stressors Environmental circumstances that disrupt or threaten to disrupt individuals’ daily functioning Something becomes a stressor when you feel that you can’t control the environment with your regular resources Psychological Stressors Even pleasant events can become stressors Can you think of some examples? Psychological Stressors Catastrophic events: Sudden, unexpected potentially life-threatening experiences/traumas Can you think of some examples? Psychological Stressors Life changes/strains Circumstances that create demands to which people must adjust Can you think of some examples? Psychological Stressors Chronic stressors: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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11/14/10 2 Continue over long period of time Can you think of some examples? Psychological Stressors Daily hassles Irritations, pressures, & annoyances Can you think of some examples? Measuring Stressors
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This note was uploaded on 12/26/2011 for the course PSYCH 100 taught by Professor H during the Fall '07 term at Ohio State.

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