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Clemson - PSYC 3680 - Class Notes - Week 11

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Clemson - PSYC 3680 - Class Notes - Week 11

School: Clemson University
Department: OTHER
Course: Organizational Psychology
Professor: Dana Verhoeven
Term: Spring 2018
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Name: Lecture 16 Stress
Description: Stress (exam 3)
Uploaded: 03/26/2018
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background image Lecture 16 STRESS                                                                                                                03/07/2018 Video : Why don’t zebras get ulcers? [they only get stressed when there’s physical danger like being chased by a lion­ humans worry about everything] What is stress? ­ Stress = the process ­ Stressor = source ­ Strain =  how we react to those stressors  ­ True/false o FALSE: You should try to eliminate all stress from your life. o FALSE: Stress is mainly just “in your head.” It cannot really harm you. o FALSE: Stress implies excess, such as too much work or too much stimulation. Common Stressors ­ Most common stressors are Money & Work
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Stressors: Potentially threatening or demanding events o      2 types:  Acute  (short­term) or  Chronic  (long­lasting) Physical  or  Psychosocial  (MORE CONTROL) ** Physical­ can easily be identified in work environment (noise, weather, danger) ** Psychosocial­ Life roles/ relationships (work, family, school) have demands and 
expectations on you
background image PRACTICE For years, I have been arguing with my coworkers about how our work group should be 
structured. 
(CHRONIC PSYCHOSOCIAL – long term relationship) I trip over my computer cord at work & sprain my ankle.  (ACUTE PHYSCIAL­short term) Since I’m the leading expert on the climate in Antarctica, I am constantly battling really 
cold weather. 
(CHRONIC PHSYCIAL – cold environment) My report is due tomorrow & I’m not sure I’ll be able to finish it.  (ACUTE PSYCHOSOCIAL­ mental short term stressor) Key Points ­ Modern work roles contain both physical and psychosocial stressors ­ Stressors can also vary along the dimensions of predictability, intensity, and  controllability ­ Consider these dimensions as we discuss work role stressors and interpersonal stressors Role Conflicts ­ Demands of one role are incompatible with demands of another role
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4 Types Intra­sender = (same)  mixed messages from same person
(boss telling you to do same thing in different ways)
Inter­sender = (between) mixed messaged btw 2 people  (boss & employees tell you two diff ways to do it) Inter­ role = (between)  between 2 of your roles (work­family conflict)

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School: Clemson University
Department: OTHER
Course: Organizational Psychology
Professor: Dana Verhoeven
Term: Spring 2018
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Name: Lecture 16 Stress
Description: Stress (exam 3)
Uploaded: 03/26/2018
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