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Psychology Ch. 14: Stress and Health
process by which we perceive and respond to certain events, called stressors, that we appraise as threatening or challenging
general adaptation syndrome (GAS)
Sely's concept of the body's adaptive response to stress in three stages- alarm, resistance, exhaustion
coronary heart disease
clogging of the vessels that nourish the heart muscle
Friedman and Roseman's trem for competitive, hard-driving, impatient, verbally aggressive, and anger-prone people
Friedman and Roseman's term for easygoing, relaxed people
alleviating stress using emotional, cognitive, or behavioral methods
attempting to alleviate stress directly- by changing stressor or the way we interact with that stressor
attempting to alleviate stress by avoiding or ignoring a stressor
sustained exercise that increases heart and lung fitness
system for electronically recording, amplifying, and feeding back info regarding physiological state