Hassle minor annoyance or nuisance that strains our

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Hassle – minor annoyance or nuisance that strains our ability to cope o Residual “ripples” from stressors Hassles scale – measures how stressful events, ranging from small annoyances to major daily pressures, impact our lives and our ability to cope How We Adapt to Stress Selye’s general adaptation syndrome (definitely know this!)
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o Phase 1 – alarm; phase 2 – resistance; phase 3 – exhaustion Tend and befriend – stress reaction that mobilizes people and animals to nurture (tend) or seek social support (befriend) when faced with a potentially dangerous situation o Instead of fight-or-flight o Common pattern among women Anxiety and depression o Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – a condition that sometimes follows extremely stressful life events Includes flashbacks – vivid memories, feelings, and images of traumatic experiences Avoid reminders of the trauma Feeling detached or estranged from others Difficulty sleeping and startling easily Brain-Body reaction to Stress: Immune system o Antigens, pathogens, AIDS Stress and Heart Disease Type A personality – anal, hostile, aggressive; catastrophes, major life events, hassles… all cause lots of stress unhealthy behaviors and stuff, may lead to heart disease Gaining control Behavioral, cognitive, decisional, informational, emotional, etc.
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