Stress Health 3 Flashcards

Terms Definitions
common stressors
general feeling of danger
The relatively new field of________studies the effects of psychological factors such as stress, emotions, thinking and the behavior on the immune system.
simultaneous existence of incompatible demands, opportunities, needs, or goals
aerobic exercise
sustained exercise that increases heart and lung fitness; alleviates depression and anxiety
Alarm stage
Body mobilizes its fight-orflight defenses. Heartbeat and breathing quickens, muscles tense, the piupils dilate, and hormones that sustain these reactions are secreted.
reaction when a stressor involves danger
taking on the characteristics of someone else to avoid feeling incompetent
psychophysiological illness
literally a mind-body illness; any stress related physical illness, such as hypertension and headaches.
The process of learning to control bodily states to be controlled
The irate reaction likely to result from frustration
term used to describe the physical, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral responses to events that are appraised as treatening or challenging
Desiring to purchase a book and finding it is out of stock is an example.
ability to takecare of oneself and make one's own decisions
Double Approach-Avoidance
Multiple options that all have pleasurable and disagreeable aspects
reaction formation
expression of exaggerated ideas and emotions that are the opposite of one's repressed beliefs or feelings
T Lymphocytes
form in thymus and attack cancer cells, viruses and foreign substances
A focusing of attention with the goal of clearing one's mind and producing an "inner peace"
Post-Traumatic Stress
a disorder resulting from exposure to a major stressor, with symptoms of anxiety, nightmares, poor sleep, reliving the event, and concentration problems, lasting for more than one month
combining old ideas w/ new ones and reorganizing feelings in order to renew one's identity
the feeling that occurs when a person is prevented from reaching a goal
coronary heart disease
clogging of the vessels that nourish the heart muscle; leading cause of death in many developed countries.
Resistance stage
The person finds means to cope with stressor to ward off.
Stress has been shown to put people at a higher risk for_________.
Alarm, Resistance, Exhaustion
What is the correct sequence of stages in the general adaption syndrome?
Social Support System
What is the term for the network of friends, family members, neighbors, coworkers, and others who can offer help to a person in need?
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