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Outline the body's response to acute stress

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Acute Stress If the Hypothalamus decides the stress is Acute it activates the SAM system
1 Activates the sympathetic branch of the ANS (autonomic nervous system)
2 Then stimulates the adrenal medulla which is part of the adrenal gland. These are…

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Outline and evaluate research into the relationship between the immune system and
stress-related illness.

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Cardiovascular disorders and Williams (2000) tested to see if anger was linked 6 years later the health of participants was tested. 256
anger (acute stressor) to heart disease. 13,000 people completed a 10…

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Evaluation

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Stress and Cardiovascular disorders Sheps et al (2002) conducted a landmark Focused research on volunteers with
study, the first study large enough to show ischemia. Gave men 173 men and women a
that stress can be fatal for people with variety of psychological tests. Public
existing…

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Measuring hassles and uplifts The Hassles and uplifts scale ­ Delongis et Instead of focusing on the more h
al 1982: Measures respondents attitudes stressful life events, The HSUP pro
toward daily situations way of evaluating both the positiv
negative events that occur in e
person's daily…

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Discuss research into workplace stress

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Workload and control: Marmot et al (1997) investigated the Marmot suggested that in civil service
job-strain model of workplace stress. higher-grade employees would experience
Model proposes that workplace creates high workload whereas low-grade civil
stress and illness in two ways: 1 High…

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Evaluation

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Consequences of work place stress: Kivimaki et al (2006) carried out a The analysis involved over 83,000
Stress and coronary heart disease: meta-analysis of 14 studies looking at the employees across Europe, US and Japan
relative risk of coronary heart disease in and found that employees…

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Research on Life Changes

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Using Life changes to Holmes and Rahe (1967) developed Social In order to establish stressfulness of event
measure stress Readjustment Rating Scale (SRRS) based on 43 enlisted help of 400 participants. Participants
life events taken from their analysis of 5000 were asked to…

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Spurious relationship Most studies of relationship between life Brown (1974) suggests that people with high
changes and illness have produced levels of anxiety would be more likely to
correlational data report negative life events and would also
be more prone to illness.

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