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Stress

Involves a physical and psychological response to an event or change. Refers to both events (stressors) and how we react to the changes (stress reactions).

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General adaptation syndrome (Selye)

Three stage process of stress response: alarm, resistance, exhaustion.

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Personality types

Affect how people respond to stress.

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Type A personality

Stress triggers hostility, anger, competitiveness. Higher risk of wart disease.

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Type B personality

Cope well with stress; easygoing.