How Adolescent React Towards Challenge And Threat Essay

823 Words Dec 2nd, 2016 4 Pages
1. This research was conducted to examine and test theories that tries to explain how adolescent react towards challenge and threat. This explores the implicit theories that explains how social stressors are perceived and interpreted by an individual. There is also biopsychological model of challenge and threat that tries to explain how one interprets an event as challenge or threat. Challenge will be recognize when there are resources to cope with the stressors, while threat is considered when there are no resources that can be used to cope. This research also incorporates the entity theory of personality, which talks about one’s fixed personality, and incremental theory, that says one’s personality can change. This an important research as adolescent are confronted with social and academic pressure every day. For the first study, the 60 participants are from a New York high school and grades from 9-11th were examined. The independent variable would the different treatments or test that were given, which are normal stressor test and incremental theory test. The dependent variable is the measurement of the autonomic recovery from the stress task that was given. For the second study, there were 303 ninth-grade Algebra 1 students that participated in this experiment. The independent variable would the different types of materials provided. A student can either have incremental-theory or control material. The dependent variable in this study is the self-report and the saliva…

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