The Stress Of Stress And Stress Essay

1743 Words Nov 20th, 2016 7 Pages
The recent devastation of South Australia as a result of heavy rainfall and flooding was highlighted on Channel 9 News. The high-stress that is generated by such events can help to identify an individual’s ability to be resilient in the face of adversity. Resilience in psychology refers to the capacity of an individual to endure adverse stress while maintaining a functioning physical and psychological state (Wu et al., 2013). Resilient individuals are able to adapt to stressful triggers and cope effectively. Furthermore, it can help to minimise the negative effects of trauma, and stress. The role of stress in building resilience is complex as too much stress can have negative effects. A study by Tronick, DiCorcia, Tucci, & Mitchell (2015) posits the build of resilience on everyday stress rather than extreme trauma. The everyday stress resilience hypothesis examines successful stress regulation that surfaces during early development. Furthermore, it states that coping with everyday stressors builds up the capabilities of infants to adapt to later stresses. However, the successful regulation of stress is significantly dependent upon the infant-caregiver relationship. Flinchbaugh, Luth, & Li (2015) investigated the impact of stressors to individual thriving, resilience and life satisfaction. The findings showed that some stressors can have negative effect on life satisfaction but other stressors had a positive effect. Moreover, it also showed that resilience could help to lower…

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