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Health and Coping Chapter 11 Psychology 210 Dr. Akiyama Fall 2008
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Overview Stress and Health Causes of Stress Process of Appraisal Stress and the Body Personality and Health Coping with Stress
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Stress and Health
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The Stress-and-Coping Process
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What Causes Stress? Not just final papers and exams…
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Stress The anxious or threatening feeling that comes when we interpret a situation as being more than we can handle
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Scarring Effects of Natural Disasters 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 Increase in Suicide Rate Floods Hurricances Earthquakes Type of Natural Disaster
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Reactions to Crises and Catastrophes Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - a disorder resulting from exposure to a major stressor, with symptoms of: anxiety nightmares poor sleep reliving the event concentration problems
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Life Events Change itself may cause stress by forcing us to adapt to new circumstances. Impact of change depends on person and how change is interpreted.
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Examples: Life Events Death of spouse/family member Divorce Imprisonment Marriage Job loss Pregnancy School transfer Vacations
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Microstressors: The Hassles of Everyday Life Most common source of stress arises from the daily hassles that irritate us.
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