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STRESS
Stress a biological and physiological bodily
response experienced on encountering a threat
that we feel we do not have the resources to deal
with.
EXPOSURE TO A STRESSOR
SAM (short term) HPA (long term)
Hypothalamus Hypothalamus
Sympathetic branch of ANS Pituitary gland
Adrenal medulla ATCH
Adrenaline and noradrenaline Adrenal…

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Type A had higher levels of hormones
SIGNIFICANT correlation between CHD and personality types
Type A experiences more stress due to personality therefore more likely to develop
CHD
CAUSE AND EFFECT cannot be inferred as variables cannot be controlled because
it was a longitudinal study
Difficult to repeat findings
Findings…

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Weak but significant in 2500 people
Cause and effect cannot be inferred illness could have helped to cause life events
not the other way around
Study was culture and gender biased
Lacks external validity

OUTLINE AND EVALUATE RESEARCH INTO DAILY HASSLES (De
Longis)
Hypothesis daily hassles would have a larger…

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OUTLINE AND EVALUATE HARDINESS (Kobasa)
HARDINESS A cluster of traits possessed by those people best able to cope with
stress
COMMITMENT they are more involved in what they do and have direction in life find
meaning in their work and personal relationships
CHALLENGE they view potentially stressful situations as a…

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Not a long term solution as they do not target the problem just mask it

OUTLINE AND EVALUATE THE PSYCHOLOGICAL APPROACHES
TO STRESS MANAGEMENT (SIT)
1) CONCEPTUALISATION PHASEtherapist and client form relationship identify
sources of stress
Asked to keep a diary of stressful experiences
Therapist challenges client's stressful situation if…

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