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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
1. 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.
2. Emotions in Psychology: Definition, Biological Components & Survival
When railroad worker Phineas Gage's brain was injured in 1848, his emotions completely changed. Find out what parts of the brain affect your emotional intelligence and what made Phineas go from happy-go-lucky guy to crabby curmudgeon.
3. Categories of Emotion: 6 Basic Emotions, Oppositional Pairs & Biology
Have you ever wondered why you can react to danger before you even really realize it's there? Or why you can recognize an expression of happiness on someone's face, no matter where the person is from? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this lesson about the different types of emotions and how the brain processes them.
4. Theories of Emotion: James-Lange, Cannon-Bard, Two-Factor & Facial Feedback Hypothesis
Have you ever wondered how your emotions are related to your physical reactions? Does your heart beat fast because you're excited, or are you excited because your heart is beating fast? Psychologists have taken a turn at figuring out how our physiological reactions are connected to emotions. Take a look at this lesson for more on the most important theories of emotion.
5. Fight or Flight Response: Definition, Physiology & Examples
A squirrel caught in headlights or the cock that fights to the death? Do you know what makes us choose between freezing, running or fighting back? And what's happening inside of you all the while? This lesson answers all of your fight-or-flight questions.
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.
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.
8. Positive Psychology: Optimism, Self-Efficacy & Happiness
There are folks who see the glass half-full and those who see it 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.
9. Exhaustion Stage of Stress: Psychology Overview
The exhaustion phase is the third stage of Hans Selye's (1907-1982) general adaption syndrome. Learn more about exhaustion and test your knowledge with quiz questions.
10. Resistance Stage of Stress: Overview
Resistance stress occurs when moderate strain affects a person's life continuously for weeks. Researched by Hans Selye in the 1930's, stress is your body's response to demands from the environment. Resistance is the second stage of stress.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Other chapters within the Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review course
- Introduction to Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Research Methods in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Clinical Research of Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- The Biological Model of Abnormality: Help and Review
- The Psychodynamic Model of Abnormal Behavior: Help and Review
- The Behavioral/Learning Model of Abnormal Behavior: Help and Review
- The Cognitive Model of Abnormal Behavior: Help and Review
- Help & Review for the Humanistic-Existential Model of Abnormal Behavior
- The Sociocultural Model of Abnormal Behavior: Help and Review
- The Diathesis-Stress Model: Help and Review
- Clinical Assessment: Help and Review
- Introduction to Anxiety Disorders: Help and Review
- Mood Disorders of Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Somatoform Disorders in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Dissociative Disorders in Psychology: Help and Review
- Eating Disorders in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders: Help and Review
- Substance Use Disorders: Help and Review
- Psychotic Disorders: Help and Review
- Cognitive Disorders in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Life-Span Development Disorders: Help and Review
- Personality Disorders in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Factitious Disorders: Help and Review
- Treatment in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Legal and Ethical Issues in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Cognitive, Social & Emotional Development