VCE Psychology Units 3 & 4Lesson	  8	  Applica.on	  of	  Strategies	  for	  Coping	                                       ...
Lesson	  7	  Alterna-ve	  Factors	  and	  Approaches	  of	                      the	  Stress	  Response	                  ...
ANSWER:  A: Britt’s allostatic load would increase
What is stress?Stress	  is	  a	  state	  of	  physiological	  and	  psychological	  arousal	  produced	  by	  internal	  o...
What	  causes	  you	  stress?	  Rank	  the	  following	  stressors	  in	  order	  of	  how	  stressed	  	  they	  make	  y...
Your stress responseWhen	  you	  are	  stressed:	     	  a)	  what	  physiological	         responses	  do	  you	         ...
Coping	  with	  stress	  •    How	  do	  you	  cope	  with	  stress?	  •    There	  are	  many	  different	  ways	  of	  co...
Biofeedback•  During biofeedback training,   electrical or mechanical   sensors (e.g. electrodes on   an EEG, EMG or a blo...
Biofeedback•  A person is taught a series of   exercises designed to help them   learn how to gain control over   the phys...
Medita-on	  and	  relaxa-on	  •  The term meditation is used interchangeably with   relaxation because meditation involves...
Physical exercisePhysical	  exercise	  is	  physical	  	  ac-vity	  that	  is	  usually	  planned	  	  and	  performed	  t...
Social	  Support	  Social	  support	  is	  help	  or	  assistance	  from	  other	  people	  when	  	  needed.	            ...
Social supportWhat	  type(s)	  of	  social	  	  support	  do	  other	  people	  	  give	  to	  you?	  What	  type(s)	  of	...
Coping	  with	  stress	  In order to cope with stress, which one do you usemost and which one do you use least?Rank	  in	 ...
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Coping with stress

  1. 1. VCE Psychology Units 3 & 4Lesson  8  Applica.on  of  Strategies  for  Coping   With  Stress  
  2. 2. Lesson  7  Alterna-ve  Factors  and  Approaches  of   the  Stress  Response   EXAM  QUESTION  
  3. 3. ANSWER: A: Britt’s allostatic load would increase
  4. 4. What is stress?Stress  is  a  state  of  physiological  and  psychological  arousal  produced  by  internal  or  external  stressors  that  are  perceived  by  the  individual  as  challenging  or  exceeding  their  ability  or  resources  to  cope.   Source: Photo alto
  5. 5. What  causes  you  stress?  Rank  the  following  stressors  in  order  of  how  stressed    they  make  you  feel  (1=lowest  to  7=highest):      conflicts  with  a  boyfriend  or  girlfriend    dissa>sfac>on  with  your  athle>c  skills      having  your  trust  betrayed  by  a  friend      struggling  to  meet  your  own  academic    standards      not  having  enough  money      conflicts  with  family  members        dissa>sfac>on  with  your  physical  appearance.  Compare  your  responses  with  the  person  next  to  you.    
  6. 6. Your stress responseWhen  you  are  stressed:    a)  what  physiological   responses  do  you   experience?      b)  what  psychological   responses  do  you   experience?   Source: Image Source
  7. 7. Coping  with  stress  •  How  do  you  cope  with  stress?  •  There  are  many  different  ways  of  coping  with  stress.     Coping with stress Biofeedback Meditation or Physical Social support relaxation exercise Using thought Help or A deeply relaxed Engaging processes to assistance state; reduced in physical control a from other psychological and activity physiological people physiological response tension
  8. 8. Biofeedback•  During biofeedback training, electrical or mechanical sensors (e.g. electrodes on an EEG, EMG or a blood pressure cuff) are attached to the person.•  These sensors respond to and provide feedback on a Source: Getty particular physiological response, e.g. tension in a particular muscle, blood pressure or skin temperature.
  9. 9. Biofeedback•  A person is taught a series of exercises designed to help them learn how to gain control over the physiological response that is being monitored.•  Biofeedback can be beneficial in helping people manage stress- related problems such as high blood pressure, chronic pain and migraines. Source: Bananastock
  10. 10. Medita-on  and  relaxa-on  •  The term meditation is used interchangeably with relaxation because meditation involves relaxation and relaxation can be achieved by using a meditative technique.•  When in a relaxed or meditative state, people typically report: •  feeling calm •  a low level or absence of anxiety •  responses associated with a low level of overall physiological arousal such as lower heart rate, slower breathing rate and loss of muscle tension. List three things you do to relax.
  11. 11. Physical exercisePhysical  exercise  is  physical    ac-vity  that  is  usually  planned    and  performed  to  improve  or    maintain  one’s  physical    condi-on.    Aerobic  exercise  is  best  for  physical    and  mental  health,  although    anaerobic  exercise  is  bePer  than  no    exercise  at  all.  What  is  the  difference  between    aerobic  and  anaerobic  exercise?    Give  2  examples  of  each.   Source: Getty
  12. 12. Social  Support  Social  support  is  help  or  assistance  from  other  people  when    needed.   Social support Appraisal Tangible Information Emotional support support support supportPerson is Person is given Person is Person ishelped tangible support, given given warmth,to realistically e.g. food, financial information care andappraise the assistance or nurturingstressor goods
  13. 13. Social supportWhat  type(s)  of  social    support  do  other  people    give  to  you?  What  type(s)  of  social    support  do  you  give  to  other  people?   Source: Image Source
  14. 14. Coping  with  stress  In order to cope with stress, which one do you usemost and which one do you use least?Rank  in  order  from  1  (not  at  all)  to  4  (a  lot):    biofeedback      medita>on/relaxa>on      physical  exercise      social  support  Which  of  the  four  is  most  commonly  used  in  your    class?  

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