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Stress, Coping, & Health Lecture covering stress, coping, and health. Topics covered: biopsychosocial model, and psychosomatic specificity hypothesis.

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PSYC 1010
Rebecca Jubis

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Stress, Coping, & Health Biopsychosocial Model Stress A disruption in psychological and physiological functioning that occurs when an event is perceived as a threat to our goals and when we cannot cope with the stressor. Major Types of Stress 1. Frustration: Occurs when the pursuit of some goal is blocked. 2. Conflict: When difficult decisions need to be made. 3. Pressure: Expectations or demands that you behave in a certain way. Has a strong effect on psychological well being. Can have a negative effect on mental performance. 4. Life changes: Any changes in one’s living circumstances that require readjustment, whether these changes are positive or negative. Social Readjustment Rating Scale (Holmes & Rahe)  Helps identify people who are at high risk for stress-related problems.  It contains a list of major life events that require adjustment. Daily Hassles Frequent and minor hassles are better predictors of immediate day-to-day emotional and physical health than major life even
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