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Psychology - Stress
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A state of physical and
psychological tension produced,
according to the transactional
model, when there is a mismatch between the perceived demands of a
situation (the stressor/s) and the individuals perceived ability to cope.
The consequent state of tension can be adaptive (eustress) or
maladaptive (distress).…

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Psychology - Stress
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This AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM is largely automatic, and
functions with little consciousness on your behalf.

Sympathetic Branch
For situations needing energy or arousal.
"FIGHT OR FLIGHT"
Autonomic Nervous System
Parasympathetic Branch
For situations when energy and resources are to be
conserved


Sympathetic Branch Parasympathetic Branch
Increased…

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Psychology - Stress
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Homeostasis is the name for our "steady state" - a result of our ANS's. This is the
strive to return the body back to normal after stress. The sympathetic branch
deals with the emergencies and hypes the body up ready for "fight or flight" and
the…

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