Strengths and Weaknesses

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  • Created on: 09-05-13 23:25
Experimental data
The systems are based on experimental data, hich is credited for being very scientific
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Scientific measures
This suggests the amount of stress can be measured objectively, using a blood test of the stress hormones
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Lacks validity
Much of the research done has been done on animals, and therefore may not apply to humans. Humans are more likely to respond to stress with psychological, as well as biological responses
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Individual differences
Different stressors affect different peoples in different ways. Moreover, individual interpretations' affect their physiological responses. Mason found that individuals produce different levels of stress hormones, even when faced with the same stress
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Experimental support
Taylor found that aacute stress produces the 'fight or flight' response in men, but produces the 'tend and befriend' response in women. This may be due to men producing more oxytocin, a nurturing hormone
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Card 2

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This suggests the amount of stress can be measured objectively, using a blood test of the stress hormones

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Scientific measures

Card 3

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Much of the research done has been done on animals, and therefore may not apply to humans. Humans are more likely to respond to stress with psychological, as well as biological responses

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Card 4

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Different stressors affect different peoples in different ways. Moreover, individual interpretations' affect their physiological responses. Mason found that individuals produce different levels of stress hormones, even when faced with the same stress

Back

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Card 5

Front

Taylor found that aacute stress produces the 'fight or flight' response in men, but produces the 'tend and befriend' response in women. This may be due to men producing more oxytocin, a nurturing hormone

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