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Psych notes test4 - Psych Notes Test 4 Stress Health and well being Stress o A concept o Abstract o A physical and mental response to a challenging

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Psych Notes Test 4 Stress, Health and well being Stress o A concept o Abstract o A physical and mental response to a challenging or threatening situation o Goes on inside of us Stressor o A stimulus, a condition demanding adaptation o From the environment usually o Pain can be a stressor How and why do we experience stress o Stress is not always a bad thing, o The human stress response to perceived threat activates thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and physiological arousal that normally promote adaptation and survival o We have to be able to experience stress in order to survive Traumatic stressor o A situation that threatens one’s physical safety, arousing feelings of fear, horror or helplessness o Ex. A murder, war zones, o Can produce an overactive sympathetic response, which can affect your health Person variables o What you bring to your life, physical health, mental health, temperament , self esteem, roles that you are supposed to play in your society Resource variables o Money, medical care, skills, coping style, support networks Active coping style o Try to make a change
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o Ex. Pay it off, get a job, borrow money, call the credit card company, transfer the balance Passive coping style o Ex. Let it go, not think about it, Stressor o Type Environment Psychological Social o Dimensions Intensity Duration Rate Nature of the stressor o Acute stress A temporary pattern of arousal- stressor has clear onset and offset One isolated incident o Chronic stress A continuous state of stressful arousal- persistent o Predictability Whether or not you can predict the stressor o Controllability Learned helplessness Psychological condition, where a organism is led to believe that its helpless in a situation, as a result the organism will stay passive Theory is the view that depression results from a perceived lack of control in one person’s life o Explanatory style
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Personal explanatory style You blame yourself More severe Pervasive vs. Specific Child maltreatment then you believe that the same thing is true in school, believe that the problem exists everywhere Permanent –always Stress locus and control of predictability o Differences between two rats, one has control, one does not o Animal that has predictability, has far less of an adverse action than the other o Rat has to turn the wheel in order to escape the shock Negative reinforcement o One rat has control, the tail is connected and is randomly shocked o The rat that was hooked has way more health problems o Same situation for both rats but the behavior of the hooked tail one has nothing to do with getting shocked o Other rat has no control and gets shocked at random o Inspired by experiment done by Seligman Dogs- three groups One group is shocked, press bar and stop the shock Group two. .no shock Group three. .yolked control as dog 1 was learning to press the bar the other dog couldn’t and
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course PSY 101 taught by Professor Caldwell during the Spring '08 term at MCPHS.

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Psych notes test4 - Psych Notes Test 4 Stress Health and well being Stress o A concept o Abstract o A physical and mental response to a challenging

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