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Module 33


Stress -Overall arousal level -Presence of Stressors -Stress Response
Stressors Life challenges
Stress Response Physiological , psychological and behavioral reactions to stressors
Cognitive Appraisal How do we evaluate and label and uberstand potential stressors
Stress is not all bad Optimum arousal predicts best performance
Acute stress comes and goes relatively quickly (stressed for a day or two )
Chronic Stress long term (weeks, moths, or years)
Fight or flight basic survival strategy
General adaptation system 1.Alarm 2.Resistance 3.Exhaustion
Withdrawal -Tend - & - Befriend -Most likely used by women more than men -Source of stress trying to make it less stress
Psycholophysiciological Illness -Lower stress levels help manage high blood pressure -Stress causes headache -Reduce stress reduces headache -Muscle aches -Often don't have to do with any kind of infection
Psychoneuroimmunology -Talking about how immune system doesn't work as well when limbic system activates - psychological functioning changes our brain activity in a way that it affects our immune system -When stressed about finals you're more likely to get sick
Type A - really high strung intense - perfectionistic - -don't deal with change well -hyper competitive -life is a competition to them -more than twice as likely to have heart attacks than people who are type B - constant stressor
Type B -More laid back -willing to accept change -much less competitive
Optimism vs. pessimism An optimistic person sees good things everywhere, is generally confident and hopeful of what the future holds. The pessimist, on the other hand, observes mainly the negative aspects of everything around.
Created by: kyndal_d
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