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Unformatted text preview: Emotion and Stress 1. Models of Stress 1. Biomedical Model 1. Suggests patient has little control 2. Illness from biological causes 3. Cure from "expert" 2. Biopsychosocial Model 1. Combination of the effects of three variables 1. Biological Agents 2. Social Factors and Supports 3. Psychological and Cognitive factors 3. Stress 1. The physiological and psychological response to conditions that threaten or challenge us 2. Our response to real or imagined demands that are placed upon us 3. Any change is stressful, may be either positive or negative in our lives 4. The General Adaptation Syndrome 1. Has Selye's Model 2. Discusses the body's nonspecific response to stressors 1. Stage 1 - Alarm 1. Our first response to demands of the stressor 2. Stage 2 - Resistance 1. Dealing with the stressor 2. Body reaches end of its ability to successfully cope 3. We may not realize the toll the stress has taken upon us 3. Stage 3 - Exhaustion 1. Coping skills exhausted 2. Resistance drops off 3. Onset of stress related disorders...
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- Winter '08