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  • 1. STRESS STRESS
  • 2. <ul><li>  The attached photo has 2 almost identical dolphins in it. It was used in a case study on stress levels at St. Mary's Hospital. </li></ul><ul><li>Look at both dolphins jumping out of the water. </li></ul><ul><li>The dolphins are identical. </li></ul><ul><li>A closely monitored, scientific study of a group revealed that in spite of the fact that the dolphins are identical; a person under stress would find differences in the two dolphins.   </li></ul>
  • 4. Biological Psychology: Stress <ul><li>Stress as a bodily response </li></ul><ul><li>Body’s response to stress </li></ul><ul><li>The pituitary-adrenal system </li></ul><ul><li>The sympathomedullary pathway </li></ul><ul><li>Stress related illness </li></ul><ul><li>The immune system </li></ul>
  • 5. Biological Psychology: Stress <ul><li>Stress in everyday life </li></ul><ul><li>Life changes and daily hassles </li></ul><ul><li>Workplace stress </li></ul><ul><li>Personality factors </li></ul><ul><li>Emotion-focused approach </li></ul><ul><li>Problem-focused approach </li></ul><ul><li>Stress management </li></ul>
  • 6. STRESS So, what is STRESS? What is stress? How does stress make you feel? How do you know when you are stressed? What causes you stress? How do you relax/cope with stress?
  • 7. What is stress? <ul><li>A mismatch between the demands made upon an individual and their ability to meet these demands?? </li></ul><ul><li>A mismatch between what we desire and what we can have </li></ul>Experiment
  • 8. The body’s response to stress <ul><li>The body’s response to stress involves two major systems </li></ul><ul><li>For acute (i.e. sudden) stressors such as being attacked </li></ul><ul><li>For chronic (i.e. ongoing) stressors such as a stressful job </li></ul>
  • 9. Acute stress response <ul><li>Your brain is on the look out for anything that threatens to upset it, if so it triggers off an 'alarm reaction' . </li></ul><ul><li>The alarm reaction prepares your body for action - sometimes known simply as the 'fight or flight reaction' . </li></ul><ul><li>Stress hormones and the action of the sympathetic nervous system prepare your body for vigorous muscular activity as follows: </li></ul>
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