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Psychology 2035A/B
Doug Hazlewood

Chp 3 Terms Acculturationchanging to adapt to a new culture Acute Stressors threatening events that have a relatively short duration and a clear end point Ambient Stress Chronic environmental conditions that although not urgent are negatively valued and place adaptive demands on people Antecedents in behaviour modification events that typically precede a targed response Anticipatory Stressors upcoming or future events that are perceived to be threatening ApproachAvoidance Conflict conflict in which a choice must be made about whether to pursue a single goal that has both attractive and unattractive aspects ApproachApproach Conflict conflict in which a choice must be made between two unattractive goals caught between a rock and a hard place AvoidanceAvoidance Conflict conflict in which a choice must be made between 2 unattractive goals Behavioural Contract written agreement outlining a promise to adhere to the contingencies of a behaviour modification program Behaviour Modification systematic approach to changing behaviour through the application of the principles of conditioning Burnout physical mental and emotional exhaustion that is attributable to workrelated stress Chronic Stressors threatening events that have a relatively long duration and no apparent endpoint Emotions powerful largely uncontrollable feelings accompanied by physiological changes Frustration feelings that occur in any situation in which the pursuit of some goal is thwarted
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