Stress Is Bad For Your Well-Being Analysis

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In the essay, “Stress is Bad for Your Well-Being” the authors raise the issue by asking the question, is stress harmful to our well-being. In this case, the issue they are raising is considered descriptive since it is raising a question about the accuracy of a description, in this situation being how stress can affect health. In addition, the question being asked begins with the word “Is,” which also fits the characterization of being a descriptive issue, meaning that the question requires an answer attempting to describe something. Furthermore, the authors conclude in their essay that in fact, stress is often non-harmful and its consequences do not necessarily jeopardize personal health and happiness, in fact, in some cases, stress demonstrates …show more content…
As learned in class, reasons are an essential component when structuring an argument. Reasons give the audience rationales for why we should agree or believe the conclusion being presented by the author is true (Browne & Keeley, 2015). In this essay, the authors give many explanations to support their conclusion for the issue. For example, they explain how social psychologists have proven that task-oriented stress, short-term stress related to assignments, can result in productive outcomes (Ruane & Cerulo, 2015). In addition, another reason the authors present is that stress serves as self-improvement and result in constructive behavioral outcomes. Also, the authors state that there is a positive correlation between stress and affiliations between others people normally wouldn’t associate with, such as interracial, intergenerational, or interclass affiliations. These positive connections between stress and affiliations also hold true at the collective level. Furthermore, the authors also go on to explain how long-term stress in regards to role conflict can take a toll on one’s wellness; however, it also can be the means of stimulating beneficial outcomes in regards to social change. Lastly, the authors describe how stress can also affect societies at large, which constructs opportunities for society to make alterations and progress as a …show more content…
The results of this study revealed that those under moderate levels of task-oriented stress, not only was linked to enhanced memory, but also to an increase in learning ability. Furthermore, social psychologists demonstrated that when under stress, individuals are forced to obtain new skills, reevaluate their positons, and reconsider their priorities, which serves as a promoter for personal growth (Ruane & Cerulo, 2015). Additionally, more evidence that the authors included was that studies show how stress leads to anxiety and fear, which in return leads to a tendency of befriending with others they wouldn’t normally affiliate with; therefore, achieving positive relationships with others. In addition, the authors also give evidence on how stress plays a positive influence in affiliations at the collective level in repeated studies that show how victims of a disaster are much more likely to bond and work together to achieve mutual survival and recovery (Ruane & Cerulo, 2015). Moreover, the authors’ stated how “strain placed on the U.S. stratification system by the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s resulted in positive strides toward racial and ethnic quality in America” (Ruane & Cerulo, 2015), which supports how stress on society can lead to positive change and

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