social psychology (102) ch. 14 key terms

social psychology (102) ch. 14 key terms - Chapter 14 o...

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Chapter 14 o HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY The study of physical health and illness by psychologist from various areas of specialization o STRESS An unpleasant state of arousal in which people perceive the demands of an event as taxing or exceeding their ability to satisfy or alter those demands o APPRAISAL The process by which people make judgments about demands of potentially stressful events and their ability to meet those demants o COPING Efforts to reduce stress o STRESSOR Anything that causes stress o POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD) A condition in which a person experiences enduring physical and psychological symptoms after an extremely stressful event o GENERAL ADAPTION SYNDROME A three-stage process (alarm, resistance, and exhaustion) by which the body responds to stress o TYPE A BEHAVIOR PATTERN A pattern of behavior characterized extremes of competitive striving for achievement, a sense of time urgency, hostility, and aggression o IMMUNE SYSTEM A biological surveillance system that detects and destroys “nonself” substances that
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