What Are The Biopsychological Model Of Challenge And Threat?

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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 …show more content…
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 sample that was taken.
2. In the first study, it was hypothesized that with incremental-theory teaching, it would help an adolescent to respond to social stress through challenge type attitude. At the beginning of the experiment, each participant have electrocardiography and blood-pressure measured. There were two groups, in which one would be given an incremental-theory or control group reading and writing exercises. Those in incremental theory group, they are given insights about the theory and they were informed that they are able to change depending on their situation. The control lacked this aspect and therefore, only had reading and writing exercises. After that, they are given a social stress test and measured their autonomic recovery after the test. In this experiment, the result supports the hypothesis, in which

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