Stress *Whole Topic*

Hi, this is one of the three topics covered in Unit 2: Stress. I achieved a strong A in this exam using these notes.

It is very detailed so if you are the type of person who likes to keep it brief be aware this is quite detailed :) 

Memorise the notes and the exam is not a hard one at all :) 

Sorry for any random pictures, it made it SLIGHTLY less boring!

I also have similar notes on Social Psychology here:

And Abnormality here:

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Stress is the feeling of not
being able to cope with
something. It has both physical
and biological responses
·Stressors are sources of stress
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Humans are programmed to respond
physically to stress by producing
Adrenaline which prepares our body for
the fight or flight response.
· This response has an evolutionary purpose
which is to provide us with the optimum
chance for survival in a dangerous situation
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Hypothalamus: Reads
situations and sends signals
to other body parts to
respond in milliseconds.
Pupils dilate to see more and be more alert
Heavy breathing gets more oxygen
Muscles become around the body
stronger so you are
able to fight or run
Raised heart rate and blood
Sweating cools down the body pressure pumps blood quicker to
and allows you to use more make more use of body and
energy muscles.
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There are two bodily responses to
·1.) The Sympathomedullary
Pathway (SAM)
·2.) The Pituitary Adrenal System
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