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Controlling stress & tension
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
A feeling or state of mind and the thoughts and physical reactions associated with them
Related to the whole rather than its individual parts, six dimensions (physical, intellectual, social, environmental, emotional, spiritual)
The subjective way in which information is regarded and interpreted
The body's internal enviornment
A state of relative stability in the body's internal environment, sustained by natural adaptive responses
General Adaptive Syndrome
The three-phase stress response: alarm, resistance, & exhaustion
The body mobilizes energy to meet the demand of stressors
The body attempts to maintain homestasis in the face of chronic stressors
A body part or system breaks down as a result of the energy demands of chronic stressors
Negative demands capable of triggering G.A.S.
Positive demands capable of triggering G.A.S.
The wear and tear of body parts and systems as they fight to maintain homeostasis, minor muscular damage due to excessive physical effort
The body's finite energy reserves available for coping with stress
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
Life changing experiences that use energy and can cause stress
The body's physiological adaptions to life events
The perception of harm
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"
The overall condition of the body and mind. To the presence or absence of energy.
Behaviours that contribute to disease or energy
Behaviour that will produce good health or poor health
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 persons internal dialogue
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
a strong feeling of displeasure targeted at anything
anger that is directed at someone
the original stressor that triggers the stress response
our illogical thoughts about the primary stressor that keep the response alive long after the initial event has passed
Stimuli that may cause a stress response
The part of the initial appraisal that answers the question "is it a threat to me"?