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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYCO105
Professor
Jennifer Passey
Semester
Winter

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April 2StressCognitive ReappraisalSimply altering perceptions of the threat posed by stressors reduces stressIf our cognitive appraisal of a stressor is a determining factor in producing stress then by reappraising that stressor as less threatening stress should be reducedLearning to substitute an incompatible response is sufficient to reduce stressRelaxation TrainingLearning to relax when confronted with a stressorProgressive relaxation technique1Recognizing your bodys signals of stress2using those signals as a cue to begin relaxing and3relaxing by focusing your attention on different groups of muscles beginning with those in the head and neck and then those in the arms and legsSocial Supportthe help that we receive from others in times of stresseffective becausewe can benefit from the experience of others in dealing with the same or similar stressorswe may learn how to reappraise the situation if others show us how to copeother people can provide encouragement and incentives to overcome the stressorStress Inoculation Trainingdeveloped by donald meichenbaum
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