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05 Stress, Health and Well-being Book Notes

05 Stress, Health and Well-being Book Notes - Stress Health...

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Stress, Health and Well-being Book Notes Stress A moderate level is beneficial. Fight or flight – body prepares itself to attack or run Tend and befriend – females tend to befriend other females in order to promote survival seeking friendship The General Adaptation Syndrome is a Bodily Response to stress Alarm stage (fight or flee), resistance stage (defenses prepare for longer attack against stressor), exhaustion (body fails) Stressors activate the HPA (Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal system) Hypothalamus secretes hormone which triggers pituitary which releases a hormone which activates cortisol release from adrenal gland Major life stressors vs. Daily stressors Overall, long term stress is bad for health can lead to diseases heart disease Type A or Type B competitive aggressive hostile vs. relaxed easygoing Immune System – fights foreign bodies Uses lymphocytes (white blood cells) to battle invader cells Coping Primary Appraisal – whether stimulus is stressful, benign or irrelevant
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