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Any situation or constraint that puts excessive demands on an individual making him or her feel as though they can't cope
Pressures related to school, work, relationships or other environmental factors
Stress as a response
The physical and emotional changes associated with stress
(when I am stressed I feel...)
represents the action element of Japanese psychology. It teaches people how to except and co-exist with unpleasant feelings.
our unique collection of thoughts, attitudes, values, beliefs, perceptions, and behaviors that define who we are as people
Related to the whole rather than its individual parts, six dimensions (physical, intellectual, social, environmental, emotional, spiritual)
A state of relative stability in the body's internal environment, sustained by natural adaptive responses
A body part or system breaks down as a result of the energy demands of chronic stressors
The wear and tear of body parts and systems as they fight to maintain homeostasis, minor muscular damage due to excessive physical effort
The state of physiological readiness for action created by the body during the alarm phase
Susceptible body parts or systems that break down under the wear and tear of chronic stressors
Threat appraisal process
The evaluation of potential stressors in terms of their threat potential and ability to cope with them
The part of the initial appraisal that answers the question "can I cope with this"
psychologist who researched a recurring response to stress that he called the general adaptation syndrome
Stress as a Transaction
the exchange between a potential stressor, how it is perceived and the stress response it causes
Type A personality
a stress prone personality characterized by aggressive competitive and hostile behavior
Type C personality
pleasant but repressed person, who tends to internalize his or her anger and anxiety and who finds expressing emotions difficult. hopeless/helpless
a collection of values, attitudes, and beliefs about the world and interactions between people
Type B personality
Personality characterized by relatively relaxed, patient, easygoing, noncompetitive, & doesn't get hostile/ angry easily
a stress-resistant personality characterized by commitment, control, and ability to accept change
our illogical thoughts about the primary stressor that keep the response alive long after the initial event has passed
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