About to do PSYA2 exam tuesday next week. can anyone explain the SMP, PAS, SNS, etc to me? as well as the streth inoculation therapy?

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SMP, PAS and SNS things are stuff that i missed due to throwing up violently -.- can anybody just summarise them? i didn't learn much from just copying notes down. and stress inoculation therapy i know is a form of CBT but it always does me over when i try to remember it :/

Posted Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 11:29 by James Brammer

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SMP is when a signal is picked up by the amygdala then signal sent to hypothalamus and then to the adrenal meddulla which stimulates the release of adrenalin. This activates the sympathetic nervous system branch so there is an increase or heart rate, breathing rate, increased physical activity using reserves. SHORT TERM STRESS. there is also the fight or flight response associated with this. +ve: increases awareness and it is an adaptive response. -ve: is that we humans have adapted the stress response where we build up hormones and we dont use up the extra energy which is anger.

I cant think of anything else atm, but i hope This helps ...:D

Answered Tue 22nd May, 2012 @ 22:15 by Alina Sheikh
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Stress Inoculation Therapy works just like imunisation by protecting us from the harmful effects of stress. The process is as follows:

1.Assessment or Concuptualisation where we analyise and identify the source of stress perhaps by keeping a diary to record stressful situations.

2. Stress Reduction or skill aquisition and rehearsal: where we analyse the situation by improving social communication or relaxation techniques, to control bodily arousal.

3. Application: applying stress reduction to imaginary situations and rehearsing future scenarios by reflecting on failures and successes.

In Evaluating stress innoculation therapy, you can state that Sheehy and Horan (2000) found that it improved the effect of stress for academic students. Meichenbaum found that it was effective in treating phobias and the stress they cause. Meichenbaum also found that SIT was effective for both short term stressors such as public speaking and long term stressors such as divorce.

However, the use of SIT can be criticised because psychological procedures suit only determined individuals, are lengthy and require effort from the patient. Also, the supporting studies for SIT generally used white, middle class buisness men and women meaning that generalisability is an issue.

Hope this Helps!

Answered Wed 23rd May, 2012 @ 15:29 by Sarah
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thanks alot guys this really did help! :D feeling a lot more confident for this exam now.


Answered Thu 24th May, 2012 @ 13:42 by James Brammer
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You can look at some of my resources i have some posters that may help espically if you learn visually.

Answered Fri 25th May, 2012 @ 09:32 by De-Anna
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thanks De-Anna I am a bit of a visual learner ;D those resources really helped alot! should be ready to pass this exam now!! xD thaks again :D

Answered Sun 27th May, 2012 @ 12:36 by James Brammer
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by the way do either of you remember the Pituitary adrenal system? i know it's a response to long term stressors but i don't know the process the system goes though :/

Answered Thu 24th May, 2012 @ 14:02 by James Brammer