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Stress in Psychology - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Stress is a reaction to a threatening situation or other stimulus that alters a person's mental or physiological equilibrium. It may be described as a feeling of strain or pressure. This chapter will teach you about the causes of stress as well as methods for dealing with stress. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Explain the major sources of stress
- Describe the psychological and physiological reactions to stress
- Explain Richard Lazarus's theory of stress
- Describe type A and type B behavior
- Explain cognitive and behavioral strategies for dealing with stress
|Major Sources of Stress||Recognize the major sources of stress|
|Stressed by Stress||Learn the effects of stressing out about stress|
|Physiological & Psychological Reactions to Stress||Explain the psychological and physiological reactions to stress|
|Richard Lazarus's Theory of Stress: Type A & Type B Behavior||Explain Richard Lazarus's theory of stress and describe type A and type B behavior|
|Cognitive Strategies for Dealing with Stress||Learn cognitive strategies for dealing with stress and staying healthy|
|Positive Psychology||Learn the goals of positive psychology and methods for living a happy life|
|Behavioral Strategies for Dealing with Stress||Learn behavioral strategies for dealing with stress and staying healthy|
1. 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.
2. Understanding Stress: Eustress, Distress & Coping Strategies
Most people have to deal with stress on a regular basis. But do you know what it's really doing to your body? Learn more about the reasons behind feeling stressed as well as common strategies to not let the stress get to you.
3. Physiological & Psychological Reactions to Stress
While you probably know what stress is, you may not be aware of what it can do to you. In this lesson, we look at physical and psychological reactions to stress.
4. Psychology Research on Type A & Type B Personalities
What makes a person who they are? And can your personality affect your health? In this lesson, we'll examine two common personalities - type A and type B - and how they are linked with stress and with a person's health.
5. Richard Lazarus's Theory of Stress Appraisal
How can something make one person really, really stressed, and not bother someone else at all? In this lesson, we'll examine Richard Lazarus's appraisal theory of stress, including primary and secondary appraisals.
6. Cognitive Strategies for Dealing with Stress
In this lesson, we'll learn some cognitive strategies for dealing with stress. This involves dealing with stress in a different manner, but allows us to be more proactive about it.
7. 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.
8. Behavioral Strategies for Dealing with Stress
Everyone has varying levels of stress, but being able to handle that stress can really make a difference. In this lesson, we look at behavioral strategies for dealing with stress.
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