Analysis: Stress: Portrait Of A Killer '

Everyone has stress. Good or bad it is an inevitable feeling. Sometimes a person can be raveled in so much stress they do not remember their main objective. The movie Stress: Portrait of a Killer truly shows and exemplifies how stress really drives our lives. I have never put much thought into stress, but as time went on I realized how stress genuinely decide our future. There were various points I was interested in, but there are three main points I personally found intriguing: stress can sometimes be manipulated to a greater extent, the amount of stress varies depending on what rank you are associated with in a society, and also how stress can extensively affect a person’s health.
Stress can sometimes be manipulated to a greater extent.
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Repressive coping is when a person deliberately attempts to forget or avoid a bad experience (Schacter, Gilbert, Wegner, & Nock, 2015). Personally I would not suggest this specific method because it is a bit unnatural and unrealistic. It would be great if a person can just forget a previous situation but unfortunately that is not how it usually happens, but sometimes in a few situations it can be implemented. For example, a claustrophobic man named Josh gets on an elevator and hears a large boom following by the lights cutting out and the elevator halting. Josh is then screaming his lungs out, banging his head and hands on the doors, eventually passing out. Josh then wakes up a half hour later on a hospital bed realizing what has happened. At that moment Josh decides to never get on an elevator ever again. Josh is using repressive coping by avoiding elevators because he does not want to experience another situation like that. Although it is not an ideal way to resolve his problem, it is definitely a doable one. Hopefully Josh never gets a room on the thirtieth floor right? Another well-known method is …show more content…
College students have to continuously experience stress because of their everyday obstacles. Several college students constantly have to think about exams, grades, tuition, bills, deadlines, and so much more (Peer, Hillman, Hoet, 2015, p. 93). There was a study trying to pinpoint the effects of stress on twenty college students, and three categories were identified: positive mental health effects, negative mental health effects, and negative physical health effects (Peer et al., 2015, p. 94). With positive mental health effects many students concluded stress was a good thing, and stress gave them even more motivation to succeed at whatever their goal was (Peer et al., 2015, p. 94). For negative mental health effects a few individuals concluded stress makes them feel angry, depressed, hopeless. A quote from one of the students “…Thinking too much makes me feel angry depressed, or anxious.” (Peer et al., 2015, p. 94). I personally feel anxious at times but since it is only my first semester, I expect to adapt as time goes on. Lastly with negative physical health effects many students reported feeling appetite changes, sleeping difficulties, increase heart rate and a few others (Peer et al., 2015, p. 94). Overall college students seem to have plenty of stuff to worry about, too much stress is the last thing anyone

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