Chapter 14 - Health Psychology

Chapter 14 - Health Psychology - Stress Stress: the...

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Stress Stress : the physical and psychological response to internal or external stressors. stressors : specific events or chronic pressures that place demands on a person or threaten the person’s well-being. chronic stressors : a source of stress that occurs continuously or repeatedly. Health psychology : the subfield of psychology concerned with ways psychological factors influence the causes and treatment of physical illness and the maintenance of health.
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Table 14.1 : College Undergraduate Stress Scale ( p. 429 )
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Perceived Control Over Stressful Events Stressors challenge individuals to take some action to eliminate or overcome the stressor. Studies of perceived control show that loss of control underlies stressors.
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Physical Signs of Stress During stress, catecholamines , biochemicals that indicate the activation of emotional systems, increase. Flight-or-fight response : an emotional and psychological reaction to an emergency that increases readiness for action. General adaptation syndrome (GAS): a three- stage physiological response that appears regardless of the stressor that is encountered. alarm phase, resistance phase, and exhaustion phase.
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Figure 14.1 : HPA Axis ( p. 433 )
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Figure 14.2 : Selye’s Three Phases of Stress Response ( p. 434 )
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Stress, the Immune System, and Cardiovascular Health
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2012 for the course PSYC 2305 taught by Professor Steven during the Spring '10 term at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi.

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