Stress- studies

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1. What did Kanner find?

  • A higher score on the daily hassles report showed links to increased chances of having a stress related illness.
  • The workers secreted more cortisol than the cleaners. This was linked with an increased risk of stress related illness and absenteeism. They also felt more irritated and rushed.
  • Having no control over a situation is linked to increased levels of stress.
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2. What did Geer and Maisel find?

  • Having no control over a situation is linked to increased levels of stress.
  • The workers secreted more cortisol than the cleaners. This was linked with an increased risk of stress related illness and absenteeism. They also felt more irritated and rushed.
  • A higher score on the daily hassles report showed links to increased chances of having a stress related illness.

3. What did Johansson find?

  • The workers secreted more cortisol than the cleaners. This was linked with an increased risk of stress related illness and absenteeism. They also felt more irritated and rushed.
  • A higher score on the daily hassles report showed links to increased chances of having a stress related illness.
  • Having no control over a situation is linked to increased levels of stress.

4. Who used a combined approach (i.e. both self reports and physiological measures) to investigate stress?

  • Kanner
  • Johansson
  • Geer & Maisel

5. What did Waxler-Morrison find?

  • Practican help and jobs are seen as important. Six factors which helped: support from friends, contact with friends, martial status, total support, social networks and employment.
  • SIT improved symptoms of stress the most. But both SIT and systematic desensitisation had an overall improvement.
  • The group receiving biofeedback received fewer tension headaches.

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