Psychology 2035A/B Chapter 3, 4, 5, 14, 13, 16: Psychology 2035 A/B Textbook Notes

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Briefly outline the importance of stress to our physical and mental health, and our productivity. It could be that frustration, rather than change, creates most of the stress assessed by the scale. Individuals may have control over their stress because they create their own stress by embracing unrealistic expectations for themselves. It can build mental toughness : high levels of adversity predict poor mental health but people who faced intermediate levels of adversity were healthier than those who experience little adversity: moderate amounts of stress can foster resilience. Intermediate levels of adversity were predictive of the greatest resilience. In the workplace, social support has been shown to reduce the prevalence of burnout: social support appears to be a key factor in reducing the likelihood of ptsd among. Understand why it is beneficial to use a variety of coping strategies and how these strategies differ in their adaptive value. Identify and describe coping patterns of limited value.

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