PSYCHOLOGY-STRESS

All the keywords for STRESS on psychology

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  • Created on: 21-04-09 21:08

What is STRESS?

A RESPONSE to something in our environment or it can be a PERCIEVED mismatch between the demands of a situation and your ability to cope with it.

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What is a STRESSER?

The stimulus that brings about the stress response.

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The HYPOTHALAMUS

The HYPOTHALAMUS starts PYSIOLOGICAL changes in the body once the CORTEX has registered a stressor. It CAUSES the change by TRIGGERING TWO biological Mechanisms.

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The two biological mechanisms

The PITUITARY-ADRENAL system

The SYPATHOMEDULLARY pathway

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