PY 101, Week 2 Notes
PY 101, Week 2 Notes Psychology 101
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Date Created: 09/03/16
8/31-9/2 Stress and Sleep Stress: a type of response that typically involves an unpleasant state, such as anxiety or tension -Low stress = Low performance -Medium stress = High performance -High stress = Low Performance -Basically some stress is a good thing, but not enough or too much stress is not good. Our Bodies and Stress Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) Axis -Stressful eventsvarious brain areahypothalamuspituitary glandadrenal glandscortisol Stress Response System -Fight-or-Flight response: marked by the outpouring of epinephrine and norepinephrine from the inner adrenal glands (medulla) This means energy and arousal pour into the body. Impact of Stress Persistent stressors and negative emotions leads to release of stress hormones, which can lead to: -Heart disease -Immune suppression -Autonomic nervous system effects (headaches, hypertension) -It also leads to unhealthy behaviors (drinking, smoking, poor nutrition, and sleep) Coping Lazarus’ two-part cognitive appraisal process 1. Primary appraisals 2. Secondary appraisals -There will be a stressful event such as a test and you can approach it 2 different ways. 1. It’s a threatstressed to distraction, therefore, doing poorly on the test 2. It’s a challengearoused, focused, therefore, you give everything you have to do your best Sleep Cycle through 5 sleep stages every 90 minutes Stage 1 -brief stage -sensation of falling Stage 2 -20 min -bursts of brain activity Stage 3 -brief -transitioning to deeper sleep Stage 4 -30 min -deep sleep REM -10 min -vivid dreams Purpose of sleep Restoration -mood problems -decrease in cognitive performance -depressed immune system -microsleeps: bobbing of head, blank out The circadian rhythm theory: idea that we are inactive at times that are dangerous for us, sleep is survival Facilitation of learning
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