Stress and Conflict
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A state of tension experienced by individuals facing extraordinary demands, constraints, or opportunities.
An internal or external event or stimulus that induces stress.
physical and emotional response to a stressor
A positive stress that energizes a person and helps a person reach a goal
Alleviating stress using emotional, cognitive, or behavioral methods
The belief that we can influence our environment in ways that determine whether we experience positive or negative outcomes
Internal Locus of Control
The perception that you control your own fate.
External Locus of Control
the perception that chance or outside forces beyond one's personal control determine one's fate
the coping strategy in which the person mentally rehearses possible outcomes
Largely unconscious reactions that protect a person from unpleasant emotions such as anxiety and guilt
Defense mechanism by which people refuse to accept reality.
A coping mechanism in which the person analyzes a situation from an emotionally detached viewpoint.
Defense mechanism by which anxiety-provoking thoughts and feelings are forced to the unconscious.
A defense mechanism that involves shifting unacceptable wishes or drives to a neutral or less threatening alternative.
A defense mechanism by which your own traits and emotions are attributed to someone else
Reinterpretation to justify your actions
A defense mechanism where one reverts to an earlier stage of development.