4-1-16 PSYC 110 - 008
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Savannah Webb on Saturday April 2, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSYC 110 - 008 at University of Tennessee - Knoxville taught by Alexander Malik Khaddouma in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 11 views. For similar materials see General Psychology - in Psychlogy at University of Tennessee - Knoxville.
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Stress and Coping. The benefits of stress Acute physical crises - Short immediate stressor that affect survival Chronic physical crises - Extended immediate stressors that affect survival The issue with human stress Often in response to social or psyschological stressors - Usually do not directly affect survival (e.g school.. exam) Distant events can produce immediate stress response Stress in vertebrates in meant to mobilize body for escape or confrontation - All systems focused on providing energy to muscles and immediate planning Stress response blunts physiological resources meant for long term homeostasis - Glucose metabolism (e.g. diabetes) - Muscle repair (e.g cardiac damages) - Immune function (e.g decreased ability to fight disease, slower tissue healing) - Sexual behavior (e.g decrease in sex hormones) Effects of long term stress Immune system - Studies on social stressors and healing - Increased vulnerability to infections Cardiac functioning - Higher risk for Coronary Heart Disease - Elevated blood pressure - “stress cardiomyopathy” Behavioral functioning - Anxiety disorders - Depression disorders - Sexual dysfunction Diversity in stress response Resilience - Ability to effectively cope and manage stressors without significant, lasting physiological or psychological effects