o What Is Stress
Stress is the bodys automatic response to any physical or mental
demand placed on it.
Adrenaline is a chemical naturally produced in our body as a response to
Fight or Flight response is illicited.
o Is All
What is it?
experiences (witnesses or is confronted
Actual or threatened death
Threat to the physical integrity of self or another
Responses to a traumatic event may include
The 5 Stages of Grief
Stage 1: Denial
Refusing to believe a probable death will occur.
You can help others face it by being available for them to talk instead of
forcing them to talk about it.
Keys to Success
Recognize the Important, Cost, and Benefits of Making a Commitment
The Greeks: A sound mind in a sound body
The single most powerful predictor of success in the long run is commitment, the
willingness and desire to work hard toward achi
Describe the difference between adaptive and maladaptive coping
Explore the biological, psychological, and social aspects of the human
Understand coping strategies that increase resilience to
DEATH & GRIEF
What Is Grief?
Grief is the emotion people feel when they experience a loss. There are
many different types of loss, and not all of them are related to death. For
example, a person can also grieve over the breakup of an intimate
Article goal is to draw attention to the many aspects of the physical settings in
which we work and live that are likely to cause stress
Provides overview of the stress paradigm
Examines how the concept of stress has been used
Strain Theory is about Deviant Motivation
Assumption #2: We break rules when we experience strain
Assumption #1: We are all naturally law-abiding, if given the chance
Assumption #3: Strain originates in our social experience
What do you
Health, Stress, and Coping
Health Psychology and Behavioral Risk Factors
Behavioral Medicine: Applies psychology to manage medical problems
e.g., asthma and diabetes
Health Psychology: Uses behavioral principles to prevent illness and
Stress-Prone and Stress-Resistant Personalities
Personality is thought to comprise several:
feelings as perceived by others
The complexity of ones personality is thought to be shaped by:
Psychosocial Health: Being Mentally, Emotionally, Socially, and Spiritually Well
Learn how internal and external factors affect your psychosocial health;
discuss the positive steps you can take to enhance psychosocial health.
Discuss the dim