Bodies Response to Stress Flashcards

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How does the SAM response work?
The SNS contains the ANS which activates the Adrenal Medulla which releases Adrenaline and Noradrenaline
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How does the body respond to 'acute' stressors?
SAM/The fight or flight response
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How does the HPA response to stress work?
The hypothalamus releases CRF which travels to the pituitary gland which releases ACTH which travels to the Adrenal Cortec which releases Cortisol
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Name 2 strengths of the bodies response to stress?
It has research support from Baxter which means it has wider acedemic credibility. Levels of adrenaline can be measured easily and so can be proved
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In relation to the strengths of the bodies response to stress, what did Baxter find?
That people who don't have adrenal glands dont have enough cortisol which you need more of it you're stressed
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Name 2 weaknesses of the bodies response to stress?
It ignores individual differences. It is a reductionist point of view, the persons response depends on lots of factors
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In relation to the weaknesses of the bodies response to stress, what did Mason find?
He found that hormone levels are different in everyone even if theyre exposed to the same stressors.
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How does the body respond to 'acute' stressors?

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How does the HPA response to stress work?

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In relation to the strengths of the bodies response to stress, what did Baxter find?

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