About This Chapter
Who's it for?
This unit of our High School Psychology Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about stress and its impact on health. There is no faster or easier way to learn about stress. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about causes of stress, reactions to stress, strategies for dealing with stress and personality types.
- Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
- Homeschool parents who need a psychology curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
- Gifted students and students with learning differences.
How it works:
- Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
- Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
- Short quizzes and a Stress in Psychology unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.
Stress in Psychology Unit Objectives:
- Learn about the causes of stress.
- Get information on the impact of stress on physical and mental health.
- Analyze the Theory of Stress developed by Richard Lazarus, including the concepts of Type A and Type B personalities.
- Explore cognitive and behavioral strategies for dealing with stress.
- Examine the concept of positive psychology.
1. Understanding Stress: Eustress, Distress & Coping Strategies
Most people have to deal with stress on a regular basis. But do you know what it's really doing to your body? Learn more about the reasons behind feeling stressed as well as common strategies to not let the stress get to you.
2. Physiological & Psychological Reactions to Stress
While you probably know what stress is, you may not be aware of what it can do to you. In this lesson, we look at physical and psychological reactions to stress.
3. Psychology Research on Type A & Type B Personalities
What makes a person who they are? And can your personality affect your health? In this lesson, we'll examine two common personalities - type A and type B - and how they are linked with stress and with a person's health.
4. Richard Lazarus's Theory of Stress Appraisal
How can something make one person really, really stressed, and not bother someone else at all? In this lesson, we'll examine Richard Lazarus's appraisal theory of stress, including primary and secondary appraisals.
5. Cognitive Strategies for Dealing with Stress
In this lesson, we'll learn some cognitive strategies for dealing with stress. This involves dealing with stress in a different manner, but allows us to be more proactive about it.
6. Positive Psychology: Optimism, Self-Efficacy & Happiness
There are folks who see the glass half-full and those who see if half-empty. But it's the same glass, so why does it matter what kind you are? Find out just how big of an impact your answer to this common question can have on how you live your life.
7. Behavioral Strategies for Dealing with Stress
Everyone has varying levels of stress, but being able to handle that stress can really make a difference. In this lesson, we look at behavioral strategies for dealing with stress.
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Other chapters within the High School Psychology: Homeschool Curriculum course
- History of Psychology: Homeschool Curriculum
- Research Methods in Psychology: Homeschool Curriculum
- Data Collection: Homeschool Curriculum
- Sampling and Measurement: Homeschool Curriculum
- Statistics in Psychology: Homeschool Curriculum
- Biological Bases of Behavior: Homeschool Curriculum
- Sensing & Perceiving: Homeschool Curriculum
- Motivation in Psychology: Homeschool Curriculum
- Emotion in Psychology: Homeschool Curriculum
- Developmental Psychology: Homeschool Curriculum
- Learning & Development Theories: Homeschool Curriculum
- Biological Development: Homeschool Curriculum
- Sensory & Perceptual Development: Homeschool Curriculum
- Cognitive Development: Homeschool Curriculum
- Physical Development: Homeschool Curriculum
- Social Development: Homeschool Curriculum
- Personality Theory: Homeschool Curriculum
- Learning in Psychology: Homeschool Curriculum
- Memory & Cognition in Psychology: Homeschool Curriculum
- Intelligence in Psychology: Homeschool Curriculum
- States of Consciousness: Homeschool Curriculum
- Social Psychology Theory: Homeschool Curriculum
- Abnormal Psychology Basics: Homeschool Curriculum
- Psychological Disorders: Homeschool Curriculum
- Psychological Treatment: Homeschool Curriculum
- Ethics in Psychology: Homeschool Curriculum