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Ch 14: Stress Disorders: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Stress Disorders chapter of this Abnormal Psychology Help and Review course is the simplest way to study stress disorders. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of stress disorders.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering abnormal psychology material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn about abnormal psychology. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the causes of acute stress and psychophysiological disorders
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning psychology (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about stress disorders
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra psychology learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Stress Disorders chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Stress Disorders chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any stress disorders question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a stress disorders unit of a standard abnormal psychology course. Topics covered include:

  • Theories of emotion
  • Categories of emotion
  • Fight or flight responses
  • Acute stress disorder
  • Psychophysiological disorders
  • Positive psychology

14 Lessons in Chapter 14: Stress Disorders: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Stress Disorders: Definition and Perspectives

1. Stress Disorders: Definition and Perspectives

Stress disorders are psychological issues related to how a person reacts to stress in their life. Explore the definition and perspectives of stress disorders and learn about stress, approaches to stress, and managing stress.

Emotions in Psychology: Definition, Biological Components & Survival

2. Emotions in Psychology: Definition, Biological Components & Survival

Emotions are part of human affection and are controlled and regulated by specific areas of the brain. Learn the definition of emotions in psychology, study the biological components, and discover the role of emotions in survival and non-verbal communication.

Categories of Emotion: 6 Basic Emotions, Oppositional Pairs & Biology

3. Categories of Emotion: 6 Basic Emotions, Oppositional Pairs & Biology

Psychologists who study emotions have different ways of categorizing them. Explore Ekman's theory of the six basic emotions, Plutchik's theory of oppositional pairs, and how to think about emotions in terms of processing speed.

Theories of Emotion: James-Lange, Cannon-Bard, Two-Factor & Facial Feedback Hypothesis

4. Theories of Emotion: James-Lange, Cannon-Bard, Two-Factor & Facial Feedback Hypothesis

The James-Lange theory asserts that emotions are reactions to physiological arousal rather than the other way around. Explore the theories that challenged the James-Lange theory, such as Cannon-Bard and the two-factor theories of emotion, and discover the relevance of the facial feedback hypothesis.

Fight or Flight Response: Definition, Physiology & Examples

5. Fight or Flight Response: Definition, Physiology & Examples

The body's physiological reaction to danger, known as the fight or flight response, is mediated by the sympathetic nervous system. Learn how to define the fight or flight response, explore its physiology, and review examples of how it works.

Acute Stress Disorder: Definition, Causes and Treatment

6. Acute Stress Disorder: Definition, Causes and Treatment

When a person experiences intense stress and disassociation after a traumatic event, they may suffer from acute stress disorder. Learn the definition of acute stress disorder, then explore the diagnosis, causes, and treatments.

Psychophysiological Disorders: Definition, Types, Causes and Treatment

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

Psychophysiological disorders involve an interaction between psychological and physical conditions. Learn the definition, causes and types of psychophysiological disorders, examine how stress affects physical diseases, and explore the treatment options.

Positive Psychology: Optimism, Self-Efficacy & Happiness

8. Positive Psychology: Optimism, Self-Efficacy & Happiness

Positive psychology involves certain concepts related to positive feelings that help people cope with situations in their life. Learn about optimism and its relationship with happiness and self-efficacy.

Exhaustion Stage of Stress: Psychology Overview

9. Exhaustion Stage of Stress: Psychology Overview

The exhaustion stage of stress occurs when the body is under stress for a long time. Review exhaustion, discover how it takes part in Hans Selye's general adaption syndrome, and explore what the consequences of chronic stress on health are.

Resistance Stage of Stress: Overview

10. Resistance Stage of Stress: Overview

The second stage of the stress response is the resistance stage. Examine resisting the breaking point, the stages of stress, what causes resistance, and the dangers of resistance stress.

Complex PTSD & Dissociation

11. Complex PTSD & Dissociation

In this lesson, you will learn the definition of complex PTSD and how it compares to regular PTSD. You will learn the definition of dissociation, how it presents in complex PTSD, and how it can develop into Dissociative Identity Disorder. Following the lesson will be a brief quiz.

Stress Management: Techniques & Tips

12. Stress Management: Techniques & Tips

Do you have a lot of stress in your life? Would you like to learn how to eliminate, reduce, and manage the stress you experience? Here are some tips and techniques on how to do just that.

Can Stress Cause Pain? - Effects of Stress on the Body

13. Can Stress Cause Pain? - Effects of Stress on the Body

The human body and its reaction to stress is highly variable. The lesson goes over the definition of stress and the possible responses it can create in the body.

Caregiver Burden & Stress

14. Caregiver Burden & Stress

In this lesson, you will learn the definition of caregiver burden and stress and the prevalence of this in the sandwich generation. You will learn the reasons for caregiver burden and stress, symptoms, effects, and ways to cope with it. Following the lesson will be a brief quiz to test your knowledge.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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