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Ch 9: Factors that Affect Students and Schools

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Watch social science video lessons and learn about eating disorders, substance abuse, teenage pregnancy, stress and more. Complete the quizzes the follow each lesson to track your progress.

Factors that Affect Students and Schools - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

A wide spectrum of social, physical and psychological influences affect our schools and communities. In this chapter, you can discover what causes eating disorders and substance abuse. You will learn about the two types of support systems used to treat student stress, in addition to the two hypotheses related to when those support systems need to be in place.

Video lessons explain the main causes of anxiety for school-aged children, and how student behavior is influenced by the increasingly difficult climate of today's learning institutions and neighborhoods. This chapter is designed to teach you:

  • Effects of physical, social and psychological stressors on students
  • Symptoms and treatment programs for eating disorders
  • Causes of substance abuse
  • Affects of social support on stress
  • Student health challenges and services available to help them

Our experienced and educated instructors explain these concepts that affect today's parents, teachers, social workers and students in clear language, making learning engaging and interesting. These video lessons provide detailed information yet are short enough to make learning easy. Each lesson includes a short quiz that links back to key points in the video, in case there are topics that you need to review. Video transcripts also contain links to key vocabulary term text lessons that can provide you with more in-depth explanations to give you a more well-rounded learning environment.

6 Lessons in Chapter 9: Factors that Affect Students and Schools
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Anorexia Nervosa? - Definition, Symptoms, Treatment and Prognosis

1. What is Anorexia Nervosa? - Definition, Symptoms, Treatment and Prognosis

This lesson explores what anorexia nervosa is and why it is so dangerous. It covers common symptoms seen in children who may develop anorexia as well as what anorexia will do to those who suffer from it.

What is Bulimia Nervosa? - Definition, Symptoms, Treatment and Prognosis

2. What is Bulimia Nervosa? - Definition, Symptoms, Treatment and Prognosis

This lesson explores bulimia as well as challenges many common misconceptions of bulimia. Specifically, this lesson describes the diagnostic requirements, the subtypes, and the treatments known to help with bulimia.

What Causes Eating Disorders? - Risk Factors and Cultural Perspectives

3. What Causes Eating Disorders? - Risk Factors and Cultural Perspectives

This lesson takes a broad look at the causes of eating disorders. In addition, this lesson looks at what causes individuals to face higher or lower incidence rates of eating disorders.

Substance Use, Abuse, and Dependence: Definition and Causes of Substance Disorders

4. Substance Use, Abuse, and Dependence: Definition and Causes of Substance Disorders

Substance use, abuse, and dependence are often confused with each other. In this lesson, we'll look at the differences between the three and common causes of addiction.

Understanding Stress: Eustress, Distress & Coping Strategies

5. 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.

Social Support and Stress: Emotional vs. Instrumental Support

6. Social Support and Stress: Emotional vs. Instrumental Support

Social support is an important tool for coping with stress. There are two main and contradicting hypotheses about the role of social support in stressful situations: the buffering hypothesis and the main effects hypothesis. In this lesson, we'll learn more about social support and its effects on stress.

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