The Body's Response to Stress - Biological Psychology AS (6)

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TYPES OF STRESS

Not all type of stress are bad (in fact, many people do not know that there are different types of stress).

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DISTRESS

Stress due to an excess of adaptive demands placed upon us. Thus, this is the BAD stress.

Results when the demands upon us are so great that they lead to bodily and mental damage. Distress is damaging, excessive or pathogenic (disease producing) stress.

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EUSTRESS

The optimal amount of stress which helps promote health and growth.

Unfortunately, most humans (especially Americans) are more likely to be in distress.

When psychologists speak of controlling stress or stress management, it usually means quantitatively reducing the amount of stress that we experience and an active attempt to change distress into eustress.

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