Ch 14: Stress Disorders in Psychology Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Stress Disorders chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach these about stress-related conditions in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Stress Disorders chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Overview of stress disorders
Emotions
Historical and current views of stress disorders
Reactions to stress, techniques for stress management
Definition of emotion and function of emotions
Emotional intelligence
Emotions and the brain
Tuesday Categorizing emotions
Theories of emotions
Six basic emotions, Plutchik's wheel of emotions, the limbic system, the frontal lode
Explanations for the connection between physiological arousal and emotion
WednesdayFight or flightDefinition of the fight or flight response, HPA axis, adrenaline, heightened awareness
Thursday Acute stress disorder
Psychophysiological disorders
Determinants of acute stress disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), treatments
Definition of psychophysiological disorders, with examples, diseases that are worsened by stress, treatments
Friday Positive psychologyConcepts associated with positive emotions, how to develop a positive outlook

8 Lessons in Chapter 14: Stress Disorders in Psychology Lesson Plans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Stress Disorders: Definition and Perspectives

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.

Emotions in Psychology: Definition, Biological Components & Survival

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Fight or Flight Response: Definition, Physiology & Examples

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.

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.

Positive Psychology: Optimism, Self-Efficacy & Happiness

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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