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Lecture 15

01:830:338 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Parasympathetic Nervous System, Biofeedback, Adult Development


Department
Psychology
Course Code
01:830:338
Professor
Professor Lyra Stein
Lecture
15

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Adult development & aging 15 - 1
Lecture 15 - Coping
Coping with stress
Appraisal comes first! How bad do you think it is?
Coping: all things you might think, feel, and do in response to stressful events.
CHANGING PHYSIOLOGY
Relax! Activate your parasympathetic nervous system: breathe deeply
Biofeedback
A technique designed to regulate physiological responses associated with specific
disorders (e.g stress)
Feedback by a device that provides almost an immediate output of a biological function,
such as heart rate or skin temperature
Uplifts? The undo effect of positive emotions
TYPES OF COPING
Problem-focused coping
Emotion-focused coping
Meaning-focused coping
Social coping
Coping enhanced through:
Coping flexibility: ability to use variety of coping skills, depending on situation.
Goodness of fit: ability to match the appropriate skill with situation at hand.
Proactive coping: ways people cope in advance to prepare or mute impact of future stressful event.
Interrelated components:
Building reserve of resources
Recognizing potential stressors
Preliminary coping efforts
Seeking and acting on feedback about success
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