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1

What is a stressor?

specific events that seem to threaten well being

2

What are three bad of effects of stress?

1. shortened telomeres
2. Cytokines causing inflammation
3. Norepinephrine = adrenaline

3

What are three stages of stress?

1. Alarm reaction (cortisol)
2. Resistance
3. Exhaustion

4

What is taking place in the alarm reaction of stress?

cortisol negative feedback loop

5

What is taking place in resistance phase of stress?

body shuts down unnecessary function

6

What is taking place in the exhaustion phase of stress?

Body needs to be replenished from dat negative loop

7

How does perception of control relate to stress?

Less control correlates to more stress

8

What are the stages in stress appraisal?

primary: interpretation of initial stimulus
secondary: can I handle this?

9

What is incorporated in explanatory style?

Optimism
Pessimism

10

What is burnout?

State of exhaustion from the negative feedback loop

11

What is health risks are associated with type A behavior?

heart disease, just from all kinds of stress

12

What is repressive coping?

avoiding the topic (I'll think about it late)

13

What is the rational strategy for handling stress?

how can I prepare?

14

What is the reframing strategy for handling stress?

finding the silver lining

15

What is biofeedback?

A machine tells you when you're too stressed

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Wha other strategies does the TA mention for receiving stress?

the basic ones

17

What does loneliness do for our health?

Increases interleukin 6, which increases inflammation

18

What does humor do for stress relief?

short term shit

19

Is low social status correlated with stress?

naw, according the adorable TA

20

What is the confounding thing about psychosomatic pain?

When a patient experiences pain in their head, or body?

21

What is the sick role?

when people choose to imbue sick things (on the couch and shit)

22

What is malingering?

pretending to be sick

23

What does self control do?

causes fatigue overtime

24

How is behavior defined?

What can be described with consistency

25

What is the funny thing about self reported behavior?

there often be a disparity in description

26

What does the patient do in objective personality tests?

Self report, answering questions

27

What does the Minnesota multiphasic personality inventory do?

It measures 10 clinical scales of disorder.
Example Question: My father was a good man

28

What is the Myers-Briggs test, and do people dig it?

It's a poppy thing, and naw, the professor does not

29

What does a projective behavioral test do?

Measures how we respond to certain things, created for pathology

30

What is thematic appreciation?

We see a random picture and, the shrink tells us to tell a story about it