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new subfield of psychology that examines the interactions among psychological factors, the nervous system, and the immune system
theory that self-focused attention leads people to notice their shortcomings, thus motivating a change in behavior or an escape from self-awareness
aversive state of arousal triggered by the perception that an event threatens our ability to cope effectively
posttraumatic stress disorder
anxiety disorder triggered by an extremely stressful event, such as combat
general adaptation syndrome
three stage process (alarm, resistance, exhaustion) by which the body responds to stress
Type A personality
personality characterized by and impatient, hard-driving, and hostile pattern of behavior
biological surveillance system that detects and destroys "nonself" substances that invade the body
specialized white blood cells that secrete chemical antibodies and facilitate the immune response
personality style that is characterized by commitment, challenge, and control. hardiness acts as a buffer against stress
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