Psychology A - Biological psychology

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Define the term 'stress'
Stress is a person's response to a stressor such as an environmental condition or a stimulus. Stress is a body's method of reacting to a challenge
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What are some physical responses for stress? (Name 5)
Heavy breathing, headache, aches, pains, shaking, trembling, pacing, heart rate increase, sweaty, figity
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What are some psychological responses for stress? (Name 5)
Nervous, annoyed, angry, irritable, stuttering, upset, negative thoughts
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What other things can affect our body and cause similar responses as stress?
Caffeine (heart rate increase, stutter), Sport (hot, headache, heavy breathing), Alcohol (dry mouth, headache, trembling), Lack of sleep (headache, shaking, irritable)
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What individual differences affect how stressed people get and the responses they display? (Name 5)
Locus of control, lack of self esteem, gender, age, personality type, up brining and temperament
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Name 3 acute and 3 chronic stress responses...
Acute: attacked by something, noises around house and doing an emergency stop Chronic: job, someone being ill and school
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Define the immune system...
It is designed to defend the body against antigens
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Define leucocytes and lymphocytes...
Le- white blood cells, defence mechanism Ly- type of leucocytes involved in the immune response
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What are T cells and B cells?
T cells are produced in the bone marrow and migrate to the thymus, they eliminate and attacks infected cells B cells detects and eliminates specific antigens in the body, they are natural killer cells and stay in the bone marrow
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What are antigens?
They are viruses, they are able to reproduce and start causing problems
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What are some ways your body works to prevent antigens making you ill?
Skin, hair, nose, eyelashes and mucus
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What does the term cardiovascular disorder mean?
Disorder of the heart or circulatory system
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Give three examples of cardiovascular disorders...
Hypertension- high blood pressure, Coronary heart disease- narrowing of coronary arteries Stroke- caused by disruption of blood supply to the brain
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How can stress cause these disorders?
Stress leads to increased glucose levels, leading to clumps blocking vessels
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What other things bar stress can effect cardiovascular disorders?
Smoking, diet, exersize, alcohol and anger
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What type of research is commonly used to assess stress/cardiovascular disorders? What is a problem with this?
A self report technique is used (questionnaires) There's a general tendency towards neg perceptions - problems with reliability
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What response is short term stress and what response is short term stress?
LT- hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis ST- sympathomedullary pathway
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