STRESSOR - a stimulus or situation imposing demands on an individual.
TRANSACTIONAL MODEL - a model of stress that defines 'stress' as an imbalance between percieved demands on an individual and their percieved coping resources.
PRIMARY APPRAISAL - the person appraises or assesses the situation to identify potential threats or demands.
SECONDARY APPRAISAL - the person appraises their ability to cope with a threatening situation.
NEURON - the basic unit of the nervous system. Neurons are cells specialised to conduct electrical impulses.
ACTION POTENTIAL - technical term for nerve impulses. Pulses of electrical activity conducted along…