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Chapter 12

Psychology 46-116 Chapter 12: Notes on Stress, Coping, and Health

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Department
Psychology
Course
46-116
Professor
Ken Cramer
Semester
Winter

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Chapter 12 Stress Coping and HealthStressproducing events are universalWhat is StressStressconsists of tension discomfort or physical symptoms that arise when a situation or stimulus in the environment strains our ability to cope effectivelyTraumaticso severe that it has the potential to produce longterm psychological or health consequencesSituations are stressful only when we believe we lack the necessary resources to cope withThree approachesoStressors as a Stimulifocuses on identifying different types of stressful eventsoStress as a Transactionpeoples varied reactions to the same event suggest that we can view stress as a transaction between people and their environmentsProblemfocused copinga strategy where we tackle lifes challenges headonEmotionfocused copinga strategy where we try to place a positive spin on our feelings and engage in behaviours to reduce painful emotionsoStress as a Responseassess peoples psychological and physical reactions to stressful circums
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