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15 Cards in this Set

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alarm reaction
first stage of the stress response, in which the individual perceives a stressor physically or mentally, and the fight-or-flight response is initiated
the means by which the body reestablishes homeostasis in the face of a challenge
constantly changing cognitive and behavioral efforts to manage specific external or internal demands that are appraised as taxing or exceeding the resources of the person
emotion-focused coping
a method of coping involving an individual's efforts to regulate the emotional response to the problem
stress associated with positive events, such as winning a tennis match
general adaptation syndrome (GAS)
physical responses to stressors from different sources; composed of three stages: alarm reaction, stage of resistance, and stage of exhaustion
problem-focused coping
a method of coping involving an individual's attempts to deal with demands (internal or environmental) or obstacles that create the demands
an interdisciplinary science that seeks to understand the interactions among psychologic, neurologic, and immune responses
being resourceful, flexible, and having an available source of problem-solving strategies
reticular activating system
a network of neurons that is involved with arousal and consciousness and functions to maintain wakefulness and alertness
sense of coherence
a coping style that refers to how an individual sees the world and one's life in it
stage of exhaustion
final stage of the general adaptation syndrome (GAS); occurs when all the energy for adaptation has been expended
stage of resistance
the stage of the general adaptation syndrome (GAS) in which physiologic reserves are mobilized to increase the resistance to stress
a nonspecific response of the body to any demand made on it
physical or emotional, pleasant or unpleasant demands that require an individual to adapt