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NUR207 unit one

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TermDefinition
incomprehensibility the inability of the general population to understand the motivation behind the behavior
cultural relativity behavior is categorized as "normal" or "abnormal" according to one's cultural or societal norms
general adaptation syndrome fight or flight
alarm reaction stage fight or flight is initiated
stage of resistance the individual uses the physical responses from fight or flight to attempt to adapt to the stressor
stage of exhaustion prolonged exposure to the stressor - adaptive energy is depleted
anxiety a diffuse apprehension that is vague in nature and is associated with feelings of uncertainty and helplessness
mild anxiety sharpens senses, increases motivation, increases perceptual field
moderate anxiety attention span and ability to concentrate decrease
severe anxiety attention span is extremely limited and the individual has difficulty even with simple tasks
panic anxiety individual is unable to focus on even one detail within the environment; feeling of terror
compensation covering up a real or perceived weakness by emphasizing a trait one considers more desirable
denial refusing to acknowledge the existence of a real situation or the feelings associated with it
displacement the transfer of feelings from one target to another that is considered less threatening or that is neutral
identification an attempt to increase self-worth by acquiring certain attributes and characteristics of an individual one admires
intellectualization an attempt to avoid expressing actual emotions associated with a stressful situation by using the intellectual processes of logic, reasoning, and analysis
introjection integrating the beliefs and values of another individual into one's own ego structure
isolation separating a thought or memory from the feeling tone or emotion associated with it
projection attriubuting feelings or impulses unacceptable to one's self to another person
rationalization attempting to make excuses or formulate logical reasons to justify unacceptable feelings or behaviors
reaction formation preventing unacceptable or undesireable thoughts or behaviors from being expressed by exaggerating opposite thoughts or types of behaviors
regression responding to stress by retreating to an earlier level of development and the comfort measures associated with that level of functioning
repression involuntarily blocking unpleasant feelings and experiences from one's awaremness
sublimation rechanneling of drives or impulses that are personally or socially unacceptable into activities that are constructive
suppression the voluntary blocking of unpleasant feelings and experiences from one's awareness
undoing symbolically negating or canceling out an experience that one finds intolerable
anxiety disorders disorders in which the characteristic features are symptoms of anxiety and avoidance behavior
somatoform disorders disorders in which the charachteristic features are physical symptoms for which there is no demonstrable organic pathology
dissociative disorders disorders in which the characteristic feature is a disruption in the usually integrated functions of consciousness, memory, identity, or perception of the environment
psychosis a loss of ego boundaries or a gross impairment in reality testing; characterized by the presence of delusions or hallucinations and the impairment of interpersonal functioning and relationship to the external world
stages of grief denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance
anticipatory grief grieving before the loss occurs
bereavement overload accumulated, unresolved grief
prolonged response an intense preoccupation with memories of the lost entity for many years after the loss
delayed or inhibited response the individual becomes fixed in the denial stage of the grieving process; emotional pain my not be experienced, but anxiety dirorders or sleeping and eating disorders may be evident
distorted response the individual is fixed in the anger stage; normal grieving behaviors are exaggerated; individual turns the anger inward and is unable to function in normal ADLs
grief a response to the loss of a valued entity
neuroses psychiatric disturbances, characterized by excessive anxiety that is expressed directly or altered through defense mechanisms
Created by: ld23012