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1. P- There is criticism for the exhaustion/emergency phase of GAS. E- Recent research that the resources such as sugars and proteins, do not become depleted. E- it is thought that instead this phase is associated with increased hormone activity, such as cortisol which can lower the immune response and impair cognitive functioning which can lead to stress related illnesses. L- Therefore seyle was wrong to propose that the depletion of resources leads to stress related illnesses.

2. P- Findings from both human and non-human research studies provide support for GAS. E-For example, research shows that both human and non-human bodies produce the same physiological responses to any stressors. E- This supports Selyes 'doctrine of specifocoty' which says that there is a non specific response of the body to any demand made on it. L- This indicates the thorough understanding of the physiological rssponses to stressors.

3. P- The fight or flight response is not relevant to many common stressors, such as exam revision which doesn't require energetic levels of physical activity. E- The fight or flight response is only adaptive when the stressor requires energetic behaviour. E- repeated activation of the stress response can lead to cardiovascular problmes and imunnosupression. L- This meams our body may be reacting to stressors in a way that prevents other processes from protecting us.

4. P- There are gender differences in the bidys response to stressors. E- Research with female rats, found that they release oxytocin which increases relaxation and reduces fear, therefore inhibiting the fight or flight response. E- Taylor argued that 'tend and befriend' is a more adaptive response for women, and is involved in the conext of them being primary caregivers to their child. L- This suggests the standard description of the SAm and HPA is gender-biased account of the stress response.
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