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Department
Kinesiology & Health Science
Course
KINE 2031
Professor
Neil Smith
Semester
Fall

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Psych – March 24, 2010 – chapter 13 ­Stress Coping + Health: ­biopsychosocial model (in text book) ­stress: a destruction in psychological and physiological functioning that occurs when an  event is perceived as a threat to our goals and we cannot cope with the stressor  ­major types of stress: 1) frustration – occurs when the pursuit of some goal is blocked  2) conflict  3) pressure – expectations or demands that make you behave in a certain way  4) life changes – any changes in ones living circumstances that require re­adjustments,  whether these changes be positive or negative ­social re­adjustment rating (SRS) – Holmes + Rate: ­helps identify people who are at high risk for stress related problems  ­it contains a list of major life events that require change or re­adjustment  ­life change units (LCU) is a unit of measurement for how much re­adjustment is needed  ­daily hassles – it appears as though frequent and minor hassles are better predictors of  immediate day to day emotional and physical health than major life events  ­major life events produce changes in health one or two years 
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