16. Stress and Coping Part One

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Unformatted text preview: Stress and Coping Part One • Stress: any circumstance that threatens or is perceived to threaten one’s well being • Stress has both psychological and physiological components • Frustration: the pursuit of a goal is prevented • Conflict: two or more competing and incompatible goals occur • Three general types of conflicts: – Approach-approach conflicts: a choice must be made between two desirable goals. The least stressful type of conflict – Avoidance-avoidance conflict: a choice must be made between two unattractive goals – Approach-avoidance conflict: a choice must be made about to achieve a goal which has both positive and negative attributes • Change: any noticeable difference in one’s life which requires adaptation. Both positive and negative life changes can be stressful • Holmes and Rahe Social Readjustment Scale: Rank 1 : Death of a Spouse 100 points Rank 9: Marital Reconciliation 45 points Rank 16: Change in Financial Status 38 points Rank 41: Vacation 13 points • Pressure: expectations or demands that one behave in a particular manner • General Adaptation Syndrome (Selye) – All types of stressful situations lead to a similar...
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2012 for the course PSYCH 111 taught by Professor Schreier during the Fall '08 term at University of Michigan.

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