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The Sam System
sympathetic part of autonomic nervous system is activated increasing hr, bp, and hormone levels.
general adaptation syndrom
alarm reaction, resistance, and the exhaustion phase
Stress could lead to cancer becuase
the immune system is surpressed by stress
two steps: primary and secondary.
emotion- focused coping
changing ones perceptions of stressful situations
problem focused coping
deals directly with the situation or factors to ruduce or eliminate the problem.
A canadian endocrinologist who researched stress
Our physical and psychological reactions to stressors depends on how we thing about each stressor
what happens whenIncreasingly intense pattern of physical and psycological dysfunction in response to a continuos flow of stressors?
The physical responces to stressors including rapid breathing, increased hr, shakiness is know as
fight or flight syndrome
Researchers have found that people under stress are more likely than less stressedd people to have a poor..
Stressors produce a cariety of physicological responces that begin in the
brain and spread throughout the body
hormones are released by the adreanal cortex and play a central role in the bodys response to long term stressors
Two ways to manage impact of stressors are
problem and emotion focused methods
Our body is most alert and sensitive in the
the interatction between stress on the one hand and immune, endocrine, and nercous system activity on the other.
The term for anticipating stressful events and taking advance steps to avoid them is
Stress hormones include
adrenalin, norepinephrine, glucocoticoids.
Stressful life events
are positively correlated with illness
The level of stress created by a life event is determined by
the extent to which the life event causes someone to adjust
the cognitive appraisal refers to
a perception or evaluation of the meaning of an event