Disturbance in physical/emotional state due to a real or perceived threat, aggravation, or excitement that disturbs the body's "normal" physiological state and to which the body must adapt daily hassles are a great source of stress
A physical, social, or psychological event or circumstance to which the body tries to adapt
Define Stress Response
A set of physiological changes initiated by your body in response to a stressor
Define Psychological Hardiness
Characteristics of control, commitment, and an embrace of challenge that help individuals cope with stress
A state of physiological equilibrium where your body is in a 'normal' state
Define Allostatic Load
Long-term wear and tear on the body that is cause by prolonged allostasis
The many simultaneous changes that occur in the body to maintain homeostasis
Hormones secreted within the brain and nervous system having a number of physiological functions
Stress based on positive circumstances or events. Can present an opportunity for personal growth.
Stress based on negative circumstance or events, or those perceived as negative. Can diminish wellness
What is fight or flight and what hormones are released?
When your body is signaled to promote survival.
- Adrenaline and norepinephrine
What is the General Adaptation Syndrome? And what are the 3 stages?
Stressors seem to provoke the same general set of changes in the body. Central to this model is the idea that stress disrupts homeostasis.
Internal & External Stressors: Define Change
Any time change occurs in your normal routine, you experience stress. The greater the magnitude of change the more stress.