psychology stress definitions

the definitons of AQA stress unit 2 AS level

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Stress Definitions

stress --> the lack of fit between perceived demands and perceived ability to cope with those demands

stressor --> any stimulus that creates the stress response

acute stressor --> stimulus that creates the short term stress response

chronic stressor --> stimulus that creates the long term, on=going stress response

benzodiazepines --> anti-anxiety drugs often used for the short term relief of severe anxiety

beta-blockers --> used in treatment of high blood pressure, reduce activity in the sympathetic nervous system

daily hassles --> minor events arising on a day-to-day basis such as concerns of work

immune system --> system that protects the body against infection; a network of cells and chemicals that seek out and destroy invading particles

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