About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering material on stress will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about stress. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding the HPA axis or the various environmental stressors
- 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
- 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 What is Stress 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 What is Stress chapter exam to be prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any question about stress. 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 basics of stress unit of a standard stress management in psychology course. Topics covered include:
- The definition of stress
- The good and bad effects of stress
- Adrenaline and the neurobiological system
- The origins of stress
- Types of environmental stressors, including noise and air quality
- The definition of psychological stress and some examples
- The effects of chronic stress
- Health conditions that are linked to stress
1. Stress: Definition and Impact on Overall Health
Stress, distress, eustress: just thinking about those terms may make you stress out! Don't worry, this lesson will define them and show plenty of examples of them in a manner that will calm your mind!
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. Homeostasis and Adaptation to Stress
Homeostasis can seem complicated, but really it's just a balancing act. This lesson will look at how stress can affect us and the important part it plays in maintaining homeostasis.
4. HPA Axis and Stress: Function & Definition
In this lesson, you'll learn about the neurobiological system and mechanisms that initiate a reaction to a perceived threat. We'll discuss how adrenaline works in your body when you are threatened by something, whether it is an aggressive lioness or a fender bender.
5. 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.
6. Environmental Stressors: Examples, Definition & Types
In this lesson, we will learn what an environmental stressor is and explore the different kinds of environmental stressors, as well as how they influence your mood. At the end of the lesson, you can test your knowledge with a quiz.
7. What Is a Psychological Stressor? - Definition & Examples
Psychological stressors are events and stimuli that cause us to experience psychological stress. Learn about psychological stress, the different types of psychological stressors, and more, in this lesson.
8. What Is Chronic Stress? - Symptoms & Effects
Living with chronic stress can easily become the norm in our fast-paced world. In this lesson, we'll discuss the symptoms of chronic stress and how it can affect your health, and then you can test your knowledge with a quiz.
9. Health Risks Associated with Chronic Stress
Chronic stress has been linked to a ton of problems for the body both psychologically and physiologically. We'll take a trip in this lesson to examine what these problems are - a trip you may never forget.
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