Chapter 1 : Comprehensive Stress Management

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Life Events Theory
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Theory developed by Holmes and Rahe suggesting that stress occurs when a situation requires more resources than are readily available
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Allostatic Load
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Defined by McEwen, suggests a cumulative physiological risk exposure to stressors over time
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Hardiness Theory
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How stress is perceived indicates how much stress is in turn felt; it seen as a challenge as opposed to a threat, the perception change acts as a buffer
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Social Support Theory
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Stress occurs when not enough social support is available
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Strains
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Outcomes of stress reactivity, may be physical, psychological, or behavioral

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