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Life Events Questionnaire Personality
>SRRS Type A/B Personality
>Holmes + Rahe, 1967 Freidman + Roseman- measure personality
>Wanted to identify major life events Each 43 events awarded a value values
Type A- Competitive, impatient, restless, pressured. Type B- lack characteristics
created by large groups Holmes + Rahe produced SRRS scale…

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Marmot et al. 1997
Work Stressors Aims: investigated the negative correlation between job control + s-r illness in m+f
civil servants
Home- work interface- balancing the competing demands of Procedure: 10,308 civil servants, aged 35-55, 67% men, 33% women,
work and home questionnaire + observation, aroused on 2 occasions, 3…

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Cohen et al `93
Aims: to investigate the effect of stress on resistance to Riley (1981)
disease as an indication of immune functioning Created stress by placing mice on rapidly rotating
Procedure: 394 Ps completed questionnaire on stress level. turntable
Nasal drip used to give cold virus (exp. Group) or…

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different -Different cultures -Studies not
always reflective




Research into Emotion + Problem Focussed Coping: Physiological Treatments of Stress
Health Outcomes: Nolen (1994) Control + Coping ­
Penley et al (2002) Suggested that the Park et al (2004)
Biofeedback: Gives individuals feedback about the actions of
involuntary muscles or voluntary muscles…

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Physiological Methods of Treating Stress Physiological Methods of Treating Stress:
Beta-Blockers: slow activity down on sympathetic branch of ANS. Benzodiazepines: what they do: boost the effect of
Reduces levels of adrenaline + noradrenalin = blood pressure + heart neurotransmitters- G.A.B.A. Reduced brain arousal. Short (preferred
rate lowered = helps us…

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