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Psych 115, stress notes

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Psych 115, stress notes Psych 115

Alexandra Notetaker
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Notes for the chapter on stress
Honors General Psychology
Professor Mary Ellen Stegall
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Date Created: 10/05/16
Ch 13 stress notes  Stress: General response to perceived demands made on the body and how you react  Cognitive appraisal: coined by Lazarus and is the evaluation of a situation is the primary response and decision the secondary response  Health psychology: how mental processes and behavior affects one’s health  Biopsychosocial model says health is directly influenced by several factors o Stressor: what causes stress o Resiliency: ability to cope with stress  Sources of stress o Frustration> blocked from reaching a goal o Conflict > decision making  Approach- approach (+,+) – two positive alternatives  In this case, both choices lead to something good  Avoidance- avoidance (-,-) – two negative choices  In this case, both choices lead to something bad  Approach- avoidance (+,-) – choice to do/ not to do something based on the fact if it's a short term pleasure and long term consequence  Have a choice between something that may seem good at first, but has negative consequences later  Double approach- avoidance (+,- vs +,-) each alternative has positives and negatives  You have two choices that have good and bad consequences o Major life events: depending on the value to each individual can be affected by this life event leading to an illness o Traumatic events: severe events out of the ordinary> can lead to PTSD  These can be deaths, natural disasters, extraordinary events o Daily hassles: better predictors of daily health  These are the little things that we deal with everyday that don’t seem to have an affect but can build up as many “little things” start to get to us o Work stress o Social and cultural sources of stress  Appearance, having the newest things, gadgets, technology, and keeping up with knowledge can put stress on our selves  Effects of stress o Walter cannon’s idea of fight or flight gives a general response to certain stressors o Hans selye’s idea  G-eneral adaptation syndrome  A-larm body mobilizes and symptoms and adrenaline shows up  S-tage of resistance stress symptoms lower  S-tage of exhaustion first stage reappears and loss of the ability to cope o Aging – selye’s coping energy progresses the stages of aging o Immune system- psychoimmunology o Psychosomatic disorders- real illnesses that result from stress o Cardiac personalities  Type a – has to be control, high blood pressure, risk of heart attack  Type b- more relaxed and laid back/ has high resiliency to stress  Coping with stress o Problem focused coping- outright deal with stressor/ facing it head on o Emotion focused- controlling your emotions rather than controlling the situation/ knowing you can't change the situation but trying to have a positive outlook o Defense mechanisms  Denial- refuse to believe  Repression- unconscious forgetting  Reaction formation- having fake emotions instead of what you really feel  Regression- an older behavior or stage of life comes back in this stage  Projection- projecting feelings from an event onto other victims unrelated to the event, usually anger  Rationalization- making an excuse  Compensation- in the efforts to make up for what you're lacking, do something else extra well  Sublimation- channel frustrations into things that are okay in society  Managing stress o Exercise, meditate, relaxing, slow down in life, balance work and pleasures, utilize friends and family, make a journal, incorporate humor, find positive reinforcements in life o Some things in life we have decided there is no way to cope and so we just “ deal with it” this is called learned helpessness


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