Studies for the Stress Unit

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1. What did Marmot find about workload?

  • There was no link between high workload and stress related illness, and it was concluded that job demard wasn't a major factor in stress
  • 5 years after the initial assesment, it was found that those who initially reported low levels of control were more likely to have developed heart disease
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2. Who created the Social Readjustment Rating Scale?

  • Maddi
  • Homles and Rahe
  • Kiecolt-Glaser

3. Who developed SIT?

  • Meichenbaum
  • Lazarus
  • Kobasa

4. Which piece of research can be used to evaluate Marmot's study?

  • Lazarus: the point of individual differences is missed in Marmot's study, some people may percieve high demands as stressful while others do not
  • Lifton: students with high Hardiness scores were more likely to finish their degrees

5. What did Holmes and Rahe do in their study?

  • Gave a version of the SRRS to 2700 navy men who filled it in just before a tour of duty, an illness score was calculated on the basis of illness recorded during the 7 month tour
  • Inflicted punch biopsies in the mouths of students either in the holidays or during exam season

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