Psychology 100 Chapter 3 Stress and Health Psychology
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Wednesday, February 10, y Chapter 3 Stress and Health Psychology Psychology 100: Dr. deDios Stress What is stress? Stressor Stress • Interpretation Stress response • Physical • Psychological Stressors Life changes • Social Readjustment Rating Scale Acute stressors Chronic stressors Job stress Role conflict Role ambiguity Conflict Approachapproach 1 Wednesday, February 10, y Avoidanceavoidance ApproachAvoidance Hassles Frustration Cataclysmic events Stress Responses Fight or flight response • Sympathetic nervous system General adaptation syndrome (GAS) Selye Fight or flight • More in men ➡ testosterone Tendandbe friend response • More in women ➡ oxytocin Stress and the immune system 2 Wednesday, February 10, y • Prolonged stress ➡ bad • Cortisol • Psychoneuroimmunology Stress and cognitive functioning • Acute stress Some debate • Flashbulb memories • Can interfere with cognitive functioning • Chronic stress Damage • Prefrontal cortex • Hippocampus The Benefits of Stress? Eustre ss vs. distress Eustre ss can increase performance! Does that mean we should wait until the last minute to work on out papers? 3 Wednesday, February 10, y Coping with Stress Problemfocused coping Emotionfocused coping Personality and Coping Internal locus of control External locus of control Positive affect Optimism Resources for Healthy Living Mindfulnessbased stress reduction Social support • Happy marriage ➡ live longer, healthier • Divorce ➡ poor health Exercise Social skills 4 Wednesday, February 10, y Behavior change Stressor control Material resources Relaxation 5