stress in everyday life

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name 5 examples of life events that cause stress.
leaving home, going to university, moving house, getting married, having children, death of a relative, getting a divorce.
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what is a daily hassle?
A daily hassle is a day-to-day nuisance, such as getting stuck in a traffic jam, missing the bus or being late for a meeting. These
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what is a life event?
A life event is a major change in a person’s life, such as marriage or divorce, and these events happen infrequently.
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what is an uplift?
An uplift is a pleasant event, such as meeting up with friends, winning £10 on the lottery, being sent flowers by one’s partner or buying a new dress. Uplifts make people ‘feel better’ and help to offset the negative effects of daily hassles.
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what is the aim of Holmes and Rahe's study?
To devise a way of measuring stress, and to show that the amount of stress is related to occurrence of illness.
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what is the procedure in Holmes and Rahe's study?
The medical records of 5000 patients were examined and a list was compiled of the 43 life events that appeared in the 12 months before their illnesses. One hundred people were told that the life event of marriage had been rated at 50 points. They wer
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what were the findings in Holmes and Rahe's study?
People with high scores on the SRRS over the preceding 12 months were likely to experience some physical illness. A person acruing 300 points over 12 months had an 80% chance of becoming ill, and illnesses ranged from heart attacks to diabetes.
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what were the conclusions for Holmes and Rahe's study?
Stress can be objectively measured by the SRRS as a life change score and high scores on the SRRS predict physical illness.
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name one strength of Holmes and Rahe's study.
This research is useful as it provides an objective measure of the relationship between stress and illness.
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name one weakness of Holmes and Rahe's study.
The subjective experience of a life event is different for each person. In addition, life events other than those on the SRRS may cause stress. Because the research is correlational, we cannot say that life changes cause stress.
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