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Lecture

Stress

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 2310
Professor
Anneke Olthof
Semester
Fall

Description
thTuesday November 8 2011THE NATURE OF STRESSSTRESSORSELICITING STIMULIMost detrimental effect on physical and physiological selfMEASURING STRESSFUL LIFE EVENTSLife events scale over a period of time event occurred appraisal positive or negative control of predictabilitySOCIAL READJUSTMENT SCALERating items scale of 100Researchers try to quantify stressSTRESS RESPONSEFOUR ASPECTS OF APPRAISAL PROCESSMistakes can be made overunderestimations of tools pressure Large variability between people who experience the same type of stressPRIMARY APPRAISSAL Demands of the situation SECONDARY Resources available to copeJUDGEMENT OF CONSEQUENCESPersonal cost to yourself important vs unimportantPERSONAL MEANINGWhat the outcome implies about the selfCHRONIC STRESSGAS GENERAL ADAPTATION SYNDROMEPhychological reaction to prolonged stressTHREE PHASESALARMActivation of nervous systemFlight or fight
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