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Psychology2601-Week5 PSY 2601

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These notes cover week 5 material. This covers Chapter 5 which is the material that was started after the first exam.
Foundations of Health Psychology
Dr. Mattingly
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Date Created: 02/12/16
Week Five Notes Friday, February 8­12, 2016 12:00 PM Chapter 5 ­­ Defining, Measuring and Managing Stress    What is Stress? o Hans Selye (1956)  Stress  Response to any kind of stressor  Stressor  Anything that causes a person stress  General Adaptation Syndrome  Alarm Phase  Fight or Flight  Autonomic nervous system  Dialated pupils  Decrease digestion  Etc…  Resistance Phase  Limit the damage that has been done  Disease of Adaptation  Minor diseased caused from continual stress  Patients may complain of headaches,  gastrointestinal issues, back pain, acne,   etc…  Exhaustion Phase  Nothing left to fight the stressor  Have potential to become fatal  Once we have fallen into the exhaustion phase, it becomes easier to  return to the exhaustion phase in the future o Richard Lazarus  Unpleasant state in which the perception of the demands of an event are taxing  Primary Appraisal  Is this relevant/irrelevant  Good/neutral/bad  Has caused harm  Threatens to harm  Challenges our confidence  Secondary Appraisal  Resources to cope  Can we handle the stress that we are under  Application of these resources  Success of these resources  Reappraisal   Perceived Vulnerability  When your resources could be tested, but are not currently being  tested  Ex… when all or your roommates are sick, but you are not  currently sick  Threat  When you are directly facing a stimulus  Coping  Process not an event  Learned behavior not automatic  Effortful  Manages the situation  We can't manage the outside temperature, but we can  manage the temperature of the room that we are in


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