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Abnormal Psychology
Dr. Clemens

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These notes discuss stress, what it does, how to help prevent and treat it, and some illnesses associated with it.
Abnormal Psychology
Dr. Clemens
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Abnormal psychology, PSY 247, stress
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by KatieAlbritton on Saturday August 22, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to Psy 247 at University of North Carolina - Wilmington taught by Dr. Clemens in Fall 2013. Since its upload, it has received 34 views. For similar materials see Abnormal Psychology in Psychlogy at University of North Carolina - Wilmington.


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Date Created: 08/22/15
Stress Katie Albritton Study Soup Stress External or internal demands on an organism Organism39s internal biological and psychological response to such demands Factors creating predisposition to stress The nature of the stressor Experience of crisis Life changes Individual perception of the stressor Individual stress tolerance lack of external resources and social supports The HypothalamicPituitaryAdrenal HPA Axis Adrenals manufacture cortisol Cortisol activates stress response Mediated by the Hypothalamus and the Pituitary gland Biological costs of stress Allostasis Process of adaptation or achieving stability through change Results in bodily wear and tear General Adaptation Syndrome Hans Seyle Illness is a direct result of how people respond to a stressor Alarm Our body39s reaction to a stressor Resistance Ordinarily effective Exhaustion You get sick if resistance does not work Psychoneuroimmunology Jan Krecolt Glazer Prove General Adaptation Syndrome Measure stress level and immune functioning Holmes and Raye Direct relationship between stress and the immune system Prevention techniques Primary prevention Promoting wellness in the population Secondary prevention Intervening with vulnerable populations Tertiary prevention Fixing a problem that already exists Most expensive type of prevention Psychological factors that affect the relationship between stress and health Optimism Negative affect Positive reinterpretation and growth Carvar and Shier Learned Optimism Book Cardiovascular Disease Risk and causal factors Type A High risk for heart attack Type B Low risk Type C Cancer prone Type D High risk Depressed Overweight vs Obese BMI BWHA2 BW in kilograms H in meters Setpoint theory We are programmed to be a certain weight by birth Genetically programmed to be a certain weight Also programmed to love fatty foods I know I do Yeesh Calories in Calories out maintain set point Weightbearing exercise Aerobic exercise Metabolic Syndrome Your body becomes resistant to insulin Helps lead to diabetes That39s the end of our short notes on stress Next we discuss sexual dysfunction Enjoy


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