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2. Body Response To Stress

2. Body Response To Stress






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    2. Body Response To Stress 2. Body Response To Stress Presentation Transcript

    • Stress #@*#*
      • Activity:
      • With the person next to you…
      • Look at the three pictures on p77 of Psychology for AS-level. Discuss how these images make you feel
      • Discuss…
      • -What causes you personally to feel stressed; how stress affects you physically and emotionally; and how you cope with it
      • Come up with your own definition of stress
    • What is stress? The engineering/ physics model How much stress is the toy resilient to before the suspended grip snaps his neck?! Stressor
    • Stress occurs when there is a mis-match between the perceived demands being made on an individual, and their perceived ability to cope with these demands. Transactional Model of Stress
    • Activity: Make notes on the psychological definition of stress incorporating the words: Stress and Stressor
      • The three main areas you will need to know:
      • Stress as a Bodily Response
        • The two pathways of stress response
        • Selye’s general adaptation syndrome (GAS)
        • Stress and illness
      • Sources of Stress
        • Work place stress
        • Life events
        • Individual Differences in Stress
      • Critical Issue: Stress Management:
        • Physical methods of managing stress
        • Psychological methods of managing stress
    • The Physiological Model: 2 Pathways Hypothalamus Hypothalamus Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) Pituitary Adrenal Cortex Adrenal Medulla
    • Use Psychology for AS-Level, pages 78 and 79, to make your own notes on the … Hypothalamic – pituitary – adrenal cortex pathway Key words to incorporate into the explanation Hormones ACTH Corticosteroids Hypothalamus Adrenal Cortex
    • Hypothalamus is alerted Hypothalamus alerts the Pituitary gland Pituitary gland secretes ACTH ACTH arrives at the adrenal cortex The Adrenal Cortex secretes Corticosteroids (Stress Hormones) Physiological response: (raise in body temperature, increased heart rate etc). Stressor  Summary
    • Use Psychology for AS-Level, page 79, to make your own notes on the … The hypothalamic – autonomic nervous system – adrenal medulla pathway
    • Hypothalamus Brainstem Autonomic Nervous System Via nerves Adrenal Medulla Releases adrenaline (also known as epinephrine) and noradrenaline Summary
    • Recap
      • What is the autonomic nervous system?
      • What is the role of the autonomic nervous system?
      • What are the two subdivisions of the ANS called?
      • Explain how each subdivision behaves when it is activated.
      • What controls the adrenal medulla?
      • What happens when sympathetic activation stimulates the adrenal medulla?
      Using p.79 of your AS Text Book for help answer the questions below on bodily responses: