SLIDE: 1 def of stress
Slide: 2 def of stressors
Slide: 3 environmental stressors
Catastrophe: mention your cavalier
ASD: a disorder resulting from exposure to a major stressor, with symptoms of anxiety, recurring nightmares, sleep disturbances, problems in concentration and moments in which people seem to relive the event in dreams and flashbacks for as long as one month following the event.
Many people suffered from this disorder during Hurricane Katrina and 9/11.
PTSD: a disorder resulting from exposure to a major stressor, with symptoms of anxiety, nightmares, poor sleep, reliving the event, and concentration problems, lasting for amore than one month.
Women seem to be more vulnerable to PTSD than men. Researchers have found that women have almost twice the risk of developing PTSD than men and the likelihood increases if the traumatic experience took place before the woman was 15 years old. Severe PTSD has also been linked to a decrease in the size of the hippocampus in children with the disorder.
Hippocampus : responsible for the formation of long-term memories and the storage of memory for location of objects.
Slide: 4 psychological stressors
Slide: 5 Types of Stress
Eustress: Eu= latin for good
1) The optimal amount of stress that people need to promote health and well-being.
2) The arousal theory of chapter 9 is based on the idea that a certain lvl of stress, or arousal, is actually necessary for people to feel content.
1) Not finding a parking spot and being late to class
2) Finding that you have less time to put together a presentation than you thought.
The next topic is Stages of Stress
Three stages of stress
Alarm stage: adrenal rush could lead to adrenal fatigue. Too much of a good thing can be bad.
Adrenal glands produce too much epinephrine over a sustained period of time
College Undergraduate Stress Scale (CUSS): Assessment that measures the amount of stress in a college student’s life over a...