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Define stress:

describes the physical, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral responses to events that require reaction or resistance

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Stress is especially active during________

threatening or challenging times

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Define stressors:

anything that causes stress

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Define distress

negative stress

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define eustress

positive stress

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Define Catastrophe:

extreme distressor

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What causes Post-Traumatic stress disorder?

exposer to a major stressor

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major life events cause what? Why?

stress because it requires adjustment

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Define social readjustment rating scale:

scale to measure the amount of stress in a person's life by having that person add up the total "life change units" associated with each major event

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Define College undergraduate stress scale

college version os SRRS

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define hassles:

daily stressors

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what are some examples of hassles?

minor disagreements
little frustrations
delays

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Define pressure:

extrinsic demands

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The________ control a person has, the_________ the degree os stress is. This is known as_________

less
greater
uncontrollability

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Define conflict:

being pulled towards 22 or more desired oaks, but only one can be obtained

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Define frustration:

caused by blocking of a desired goal

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Frustration often leads to______

unhealthy coping

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Define direct aggression:

taking anger out on what made you mad

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Define displaced aggression:

when you take anger out on stuff that didn't make you angry
ex. school makes you mad, you go home and be ill with your family

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Define escape or withdrawal:

ignoring the source of your anger

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Depression is highly linked to:

suicidal behavior

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People who talk about suicide_________

should be taken seriously and need help

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What does the cognitive Appraisal approach state?

how people think about a stressor determines, at least in part, how stressful that stressor will become

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What is a primary appraisal?

nature, severity, threat or challenge?

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What is secondary appraisal?

resources
ability to cope

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The autonomic nervous system react to________

stress

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What does the sympathetic system respond to?

stressful events

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What does the parasympathetic system do after stress occurs?

restore the body to normal functioning after the stress has ceased

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What is negatively effected by stress?

immune system

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What are some diseases that stress increase the chance of?

heart disease
diabetes
cancer