The Concept of Stress, Its Types and Symptoms

Question: Describe in some detail the concept of stress, its types, symptoms (physical, psychological, and behavioral), as well as some characteristics of stressors. What are some potential short-term and long-term impacts of unmanaged stress upon the brain, body, and behavior? What is meant by "resiliency" and "coping"? Response: To reference chapter 6, stress seems to... Continue Reading →

Stress Disorders

Stress can be the root cause of psychological disorders. Name four symptoms shared by acute and post-traumatic stress disorders.Four symptoms that both post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD) and acute stress disorders (ASD) have in common are re-experiencing the traumatic event, avoidance, reduced responsiveness; and increased arousal, anxiety, and guilt (Nevid & Rathus, 2005). Ways in which... Continue Reading →

Reaction to Stressors Exercise

The following table describes five situations in which a person reacts to stress in an unhealthy manner. For each: identify the stressor(s).briefly explain why the person's reaction is an unhealthy choice.briefly describe one healthy alternative way of reacting and why you consider this approach a healthy choice.identify two possible moderators of stress for this situation.... Continue Reading →

Effects of Stress

You are currently an associate at an advertising agency where you have worked for two years. You are pursuing a promotion to the position of advertising executive. While you have expected to put in extra hours and some added responsibility as part of earning the promotion, your boss has increased your workload significantly, including some... Continue Reading →

Sources of Stress in Adulthood

By the time people reach young adulthood, they have an idea of what causes them stress. The text discusses several sources of stress. What sources of stress did the text identify of which you were previously unaware? Has your reading helped you identify any new sources of stress? If so, how could you deal with... Continue Reading →

Case Study on Stress and Coping

Case Study #1 Jennifer is a 29-year-old administrative assistant married to Antonio, an Italian engineer, whom Jennifer met four years earlier while on a business trip for her marketing company. The couple now lives in Nebraska, where Antonio works for the county’s transportation department and Jennifer commutes an hour each way to her marketing office.... Continue Reading →

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