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This psychologist came up with the Genral Adaptation Syndrome
Selye
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The final stage of the General Adaptation Syndrome
Exhaustion
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The types of animals Selye carried out stress exeriments on
Rats
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The faster of the two stress response pathways
Pituitary adrenal system
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The part of the brain which triggers both stress response pathways
Hypothalamus
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The branch of the sympathomedullary pathway which returns heart rate and blood pressure to normal and speeds up digestion
Paraysmpathetic
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A hormone produced by the hypothalamus
Adrenocorticotrophic hormone
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The hormones that are produced by the adrenal cortex
Corticosteroids
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The network of pathways that run from the lower part of the brain to organs including the heart and lungs
Autonomic Nervous System
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This increases when the sypathetic branch of the sympothamdullary pathway is activated
Blood pressure
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The name given for what men do when faced with a stressor
Fight or flight
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The name given for what women do when faced with a stressor
Tend and befriend
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The term for when phagocytes such as macrophages, surround and ingest foreign particles wherever they encounter them
Non- specific immunity
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The type of immunity where T cells seek out and destroy foreign particles and antigens and activate B cells.
Cell based
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These are produced in bone marrow and destroy invading pathogens in the blood stream before they enter the tissues of the body
B cells
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An example of a skin disorder which is affected negatively by stress
Psoriasis
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The psychologist who did an experiment looking at 75 medical students and their immune function (T cell count) before and during exams
Kiecolt Glaser
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A way of measuring the relationship between life changes and wellbeing, produced by Holmes and Rahe
Social Readjustment Rating Scale
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The sample used in Rahe's longitudinal study on life changes as a source of stress
American sailors
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A problem with this type of research is that you cannot infer cause and effect
Correlational
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Things that cause a lot of stress related illness as they build up on a regular basis
Daily hassles
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One of the sources of stress in the workplace that could include poor lighting or restricted space
Physical environment
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A cause of stress in the workplace where the requirements of the job role are unclear
Role ambiguity
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The venue where Johannson's stress in the workplace study was carried out
Sawmill
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Johannson had two groups of people in his workplace study. Finishers and...
Cleaners
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The type of behaviour where people enjoying managing others and being under constant time pressure
Type A
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A negative effect on the heart caused by stress
Coronary Heart Disease
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A hardy personality containes three factors: Control, Challenge and...?
Commitment
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The type of coping that involves dicussing the issue with friends or ignoring it
Emotion focused
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The type of drug which reduce central brain arousal , slowing down messages between neurons.
Benzodiazepines
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A positive evaluation point about drugs
Availability
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The type of drug which reduces activity in the pathways of the sympathetic nervous system rather than affecting the brain.
Beta blockers
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An example of a physical method of stress management
Biofeedback
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An example of a psychological method of stress management
Stress inoculation training
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The final stage of the General Adaptation Syndrome

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The faster of the two stress response pathways

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