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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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