Axia College Material
The following table describes five situations in which a person reacts to stress in an unhealthy manner. For each:
a. identify the stressor(s).
b. briefly explain why the person's reaction is an unhealthy choice.
c. briefly describe one healthy alternative way of reacting and why you consider this approach a healthy choice.
d. identify two possible moderators of stress for this situation.
|Situation |Source(s) of |Unhealthy Reaction|Healthy Reaction |Two Possible Moderators |
| |Stress | | |of Stress |
|Every morning, as she prepares for her |Carole’s very long|Getting a headache|A healthy reaction |One possible moderator |
|two-hour drive to work, Carole gets a |commute to work is|before her commute|would be to look at |would be to try and find |
|headache. |her source of |every day is her |her long commute in |somebody to car pool |
| |stress. |unhealthy |a different way. |with. It would help with|
| | |reaction. It is |During her commute, |the strain by having |
| | |not mentioned, but|she could relax, |somebody there to |
| | |Carole probably |listen to her |socialize with. Another |
| | |medicates to |favorite music, or |would be for Carole to be|
| | |relieve her |sort out the details|optimistic about her |