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ID1225 Chapter 3 - Chapter 3 Stress Stress A perceived threat(real or imagined to ones well-being Stressor condition or event that challenges or

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Chapter 3 - Stress
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Stress: A perceived threat (real or imagined) to one’s well-being Stressor - condition or event that challenges or threatens us
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Key to stress response is our personal perception of events. Coping - managing or lessening the impact of the stressor
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Two major types of stress: Eustress - presents opportunity for growth and satisfaction Distress - negative stress that can result in debilitative strain
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The Body’s Response to Stress The Fight-or-Flight Response - either fight the danger or escape Designed to keep us safe General Adaptation Syndrome - physiological response to stress 3 phases - Alarm, Resistance, Exhaustion
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Alarm Phase Homeostasis (the body’s balanced state) is disrupted and body prepares for fight or flight Stress hormones are released, adrenal glands secrete epinephrine (adrenaline) and it increases HR, breathing and oxygen intake, dilates pupils, and stimulates liver to secrete more glucose Release of cortisol to make more nutrients readily available to meet energy demands
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This note was uploaded on 01/12/2012 for the course ID 1225 taught by Professor Lanazinger during the Fall '11 term at Kean.

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ID1225 Chapter 3 - Chapter 3 Stress Stress A perceived threat(real or imagined to ones well-being Stressor condition or event that challenges or

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