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Stress Test

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Who has the most stress?

   College instructor
   Assembly line worker
   Why?
   What happens in modern
    society when there is a constant
    chronic stress level?
Bill just heard his dad had a
heart attack.
   What phase of the general
    adaptation syndrome is he in?
    Alarm, Resistance, Exhaustion?
Bill has been taking care of his
  dad for two years after his heart
  attack.
 What phase of the general
  adaptation syndrome is he in?
  Alarm, Resistance, Exhaustion?
After taking care of his Dad, Bill is
  getting tired, looking old, and
  getting sick more frequently.
 What phase of the general
  adaptation syndrome is he in?
  Alarm, Resistance, Exhaustion?
How can money effect stress?

Better health care
Better living environment
  Safer
More control
Do optimists or pessimists
deal better with stress?
Why?
Optimists perceive more control
Can you have physical
reactions to stress?
College example
Cancer
  Not directly caused by stress
Jim comes home, relaxes, and
  watches TV, while Sally comes
  home and continues working in
  the evening.
  Which has a type “A” personality
  Type “B” personality?
  Which is more prone to heart
   attacks?
How could sally reduce her
stress level?
Biofeedback
  Example?
Meditation
Social support
  Does being happily married reduce
   stress? Why?
Aerobic exercise

				
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