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Ch 27: MTTC Psychology: Stress Management and Coping Mechanisms

About This Chapter

Different ways to deal with stress as well as effects of stress are covered with the video and text resources in this chapter. This information will come in handy for any stress management questions you're faced with on the MTTC Psychology exam.

MTTC Psychology: Stress Management and Coping Mechanisms - Chapter Summary

This chapter will familiarize you with material on acute stress disorder as part of your test preparation. Additional lessons in this chapter aim at getting you ready for the MTTC Psychology test by looking at the following:

  • The definition of stress and its impact on overall health
  • Where stress comes from
  • Causes and treatments of psychophysiological disorders
  • Techniques for reducing academic stress and stress at work
  • Health risks associated with chronic stress

You will have a solid understanding of the general adaptation syndrome (GAS) after reviewing that lesson's short video and reading through the text portion. The GAS video and every other video lesson in the chapter can be reexamined bit by bit using the video tags.

Objectives of the MTTC Psychology: Stress Management and Coping Mechanisms Chapter

From reviewing this chapter you should be able to correctly answer any relevant questions on the MTTC Psychology test. Take the self-assessment quizzes in the chapter after you finish lessons for extra review as well as for experience with questions similar to actual exam items. Test takers are given 4 hours and 30 minutes at the most to finish the 100 multiple-choice questions on the MTTC Psychology exam.

8 Lessons in Chapter 27: MTTC Psychology: Stress Management and Coping Mechanisms
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Stress: Definition and Impact on Overall Health

1. Stress: Definition and Impact on Overall Health

Stress, distress, eustress: just thinking about those terms may make you stress out! Don't worry, this lesson will define them and show plenty of examples of them in a manner that will calm your mind!

Where Does Stress Come From?

2. Where Does Stress Come From?

Explore the wonderful world of all the things that cause us stress. From school and work to internal and interpersonal stressors, we'll define what stressors are and the many places they arise from in this lesson.

General Adaptation Syndrome: Definition, Phases & Changes

3. General Adaptation Syndrome: Definition, Phases & Changes

The general adaptation syndrome is a predictable series of phases related to stress. This lesson will explore some of the physiological and psychological changes associated with each phase.

Health Risks Associated with Chronic Stress

4. Health Risks Associated with Chronic Stress

Chronic stress has been linked to a ton of problems for the body both psychologically and physiologically. We'll take a trip in this lesson to examine what these problems are - a trip you may never forget.

Stress Disorders: Definition and Perspectives

5. Stress Disorders: Definition and Perspectives

Everyone has to deal with stress, but some people do not manage their stress in a healthy way. In this lesson, we will look more closely at psychological disorders related to stress, including ways that people react to and manage stress.

Acute Stress Disorder: Definition, Causes and Treatment

6. Acute Stress Disorder: Definition, Causes and Treatment

When people experience a traumatic event, it can lead to all sorts of psychological problems. In this lesson, we'll look at one reaction to trauma: acute stress disorder. We'll examine the diagnostic criteria, risk factors, and treatments, and then test our knowledge with a quiz.

Psychophysiological Disorders: Definition, Types, Causes and Treatment

7. Psychophysiological Disorders: Definition, Types, Causes and Treatment

Psychological issues can affect a person's physical body. In this lesson, we'll look closer at psychophysiological disorders, including the different types, diseases affected by mental illness, and treatment.

Coping With Stress: Techniques, Attitudes & Reducing Exposure

8. Coping With Stress: Techniques, Attitudes & Reducing Exposure

Work, school, and life in general have plenty of things that cause us a lot of stress. If you'd like to learn some techniques that help to deal with these problems, watch or read this lesson.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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