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Uncontrollable experiences, events, or situations that threaten or disrupt a person's well being.

Stressors

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An effort to accept reality by changing your own attitudes, goals, or emotions; a "learn to live with it" philosophy.

Secondary control

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The series of psychological responses to stressors.

Alarm/resistance/exhaustion phases of stress

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A general expectation about whether the results of your actions are under your own control (internal locus) or beyond your control (external locus).

Locus of control (internal versus external)

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Identify the problem and learn about it. Knowledge about the problem confers some control.

Problem-focused coping

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Learning to alternately tense and relax muscles from toes to head, lowering blood pressure and stress hormones.

Progressive relaxation

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An effort to modify reality by changing other people, the situation, or events; a "fighting back" philosophy.

Primary control

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Hormones that are produced by the adrenal glands and that are involved in emotion and stress.

Adrenal hormones

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The process of managing or maintaining some control of stressful situations.

Coping

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Drawing on the help of others as a coping strategy.

Social support

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A hormone secreted by the adrenal cortex that elevates blood sugar and protects the body's tissue from inflammation in case of injury.

Cortisol

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According to Hans Selye, a series of physiological responses to stressors that occur in three phases: alarm, resistance, and exhaustion.

General adaptation syndrome

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The study of biological, social, and cultural factors that influence health and illness.

Health psychology

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Concentrate on the emotions that the problem has caused in order to come to terms with it, make sense of it, and decide what to do about it.

Emotion-focused coping