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Ch 10: Stress in Psychology: Homeschool Curriculum

About This Chapter

The Stress in Psychology unit of this High School Psychology Homeschool course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about stress. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

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.

7 Lessons in Chapter 10: Stress in Psychology: Homeschool Curriculum
Stressed by Stress

1. Stressed by Stress

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.

Physiological & Psychological Reactions to Stress

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.

Psychology Research on Type A & Type B Personalities

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.

Richard Lazarus's Theory of Stress Appraisal

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.

Cognitive Strategies for Dealing with Stress

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.

Positive Psychology

6. Positive Psychology

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.

Behavioral Strategies for Dealing with Stress

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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