Stress


Hans selye


is a canadian endocrinologist who was a pioneer in stress research


cognitive appraisal


our physical and psychological reactions to stressors depend somewhat on how we theink about such stressors


burn out


is when there exists an increasingly intense pattern of physical and pyschological dysfunction in responce to stress


figt or flight syndome


is the physical respnce to stressors including rapid breathing, increased hr, and shakiness


Researchers have found that people under stress are more likely to have


a poor functioning immune system


stressors produce a variey of physiological respnces that begin


in the brain and spread to the rest of the body


The corticosteroids


hormones are released by the adreanal cortex and play a central rold in the bodys responce to long term stressors


the GAS occurs in three stages


alarm, resistance, and exhaustion


manage stressors include


problem and emotion focussed techniques


hans seyle exposed lab animals to various stressors and found that


patterns of physiological arousal were similar, regardless of the type of stress


our body becomes more alert during the


resistance stage of GAS


type a personality is a perdictor of


coronary heart disease


psychoneuroimmunology


studides the interation between stress and the immune system


proactive coping is


anticipation stressful events and taking advance steps to avoid them.


stress hormones


adrenalin, norepinephrine, and glucocoricoids


stressful life events


are positively correlated with illnes


the leval of stress created by a life event is determined by


the extent to which the life event causes some to adjust


cognitive appraisal refers to


a perception or evaluation of the meaning of an event