Essays Tagged: "Fight-or-flight response"


ional stresses" (2, 728). After the brain has detected the stressor, a process commonly called the "fight-or-flight response" begins, preparing the body to deal with the stressor (2,729). The first st ...

(2 pages) 183 0 4.6 Jan/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Depression, Stress & Suicide

stress managment

man through a particularly stressful life event, the recent death of her mother. It was my client's response to the bereavement and her perceived ability to cope, which has been a critical factor in h ... unsafe whenever she leaves the house. This is the transactional model of stress, which combines the response and stimulus models of stress (the response being the way my client reacted to her mother's ...

(5 pages) 252 0 4.6 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays


esearch on stress (conducted by Walter Cannon in 1932) established the existence of the well-known "fight-or-flight" response. His work showed that when an organism experiences a shock orperceives a t ... calm, rational, controlled and socially sensitive approach.In the short term, we need to keep this fight-or-flight response under control to be effective in our jobs. In the long term we need to keep ...

(3 pages) 71 1 4.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Stress and health.

al gland to release the stress hormone cortisol" (Myers 1998). This reaction is also known as "dual-response" system, which is a completely natural reaction causing increased heart rate and higher blo ... with "the system of recording, amplifying, and feeding back information about subtle physiological responses. (Myers 1998). This system helps a person to control his problem, such as headache, by mon ...

(7 pages) 253 1 5.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Depression, Stress & Suicide

Stress affects everybody in different ways.

roused and energized, and temporarily you go through changes. This is a natural process called the "fight-or-flight" response, which means do your body stay and fight the danger or do run away from it ...

(2 pages) 56 0 3.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Depression, Stress & Suicide

Different theoretical approaches to stress

e that 'Coping is a complex process. It is variously described as a situational and as a trait-like response, as a response to stress and as a disposition to respond to change.' (2003). There are many ... theorized that no matter what the stressor is, the organism will react with the same physiological response, and with repeated or prolonged exposure, the system will be exposed to wear and tear (Tayl ...

(8 pages) 212 1 3.8 Sep/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Depression, Stress & Suicide

I Got to Get an A (a cause and effect essay)

es that they are often stressed. According to Hans Selye, M.D., stress is defined as a "nonspecific response of the body to a demand"( Health Encyclopedia). There are two types of stress: positive and ... acute or chronic. Acute stress is short term stress and most commonly known as the fight or flight response (Neimark). It is generally positive stress and can give a person an extra boost of energy t ...

(4 pages) 165 0 4.3 Jan/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Pschosocial Context Of Health

hanges. A differentiation is made between an external or environmental situation (stressor) and the response of an individual to that stressor. Researchers have also differentiated between stress resp ... ers have also differentiated between stress responses which are harmful and damaging (distress) and responses which are positive and helpful (eustress). The most commonly used definition of stress was ...

(13 pages) 75 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Physiological Psychology: Selye's G.A.S

ly rats. Stressors, he argued all produced much the same reaction, at least the same general bodily response, he therefore defined stress as "˜ the non-specific response of the body to any demand ... 152;General' in the General Adaption Syndrome refers to his belief there is the same general bodily response to all stressors. "˜Adaption' refers to his view that the stress response enables orga ...

(6 pages) 55 0 1.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Source: Natural Health 26.n3(May-June 1996)p 68

otions, improves our memories, and sharpens our focus which can help with everyday tasks.THE STRESS RESPONSEThe most basic definition of the stress response is the "Fight or Flight" reaction. Being co ... n function, heart and lungs and away from less important functions (digestion, hunger). Your stress response helps you deal appropriately with a dangerous situation.The same Fight or Flight response t ...

(2 pages) 596 0 0.0 May/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

Six Lessons for Handling Stress(A User's Guide To The Brain).

u get out of it. Bad proteins are very harmful to your body. This will affect your long-term stress response in a negative way.If you participate in activities that you enjoy you will feel better. You ...

(2 pages) 37 0 1.0 May/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Health & Fitness website critique on stress management 392 words

erlying mechanisms of what stress is, mind tools states; "there are two types of instinctive stress responses - Fight or Flight, and General Adaptation Syndrome." They go into detail about how our bod ...

(2 pages) 20 0 4.0 Feb/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Emotional Intelligence

ssing AngerPeople have a tendency to express anger aggressively. Since anger is a natural, adaptive response to threats, it often inspires instinctual responses such as feelings and behaviors which al ... r. It is important to understand, however, that there is a certain amount of danger in this type of response. If your anger is not allowed outward expression, it can turn inward, on yourself. Anger tu ...

(20 pages) 89 0 0.0 Jul/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Sensation & Perception

Environmental Stressors

be stressful. The majority of psychologists classify stress as the psychological and physiological response to a situation that challenges or threatens an individual; requiring various types of adapt ... demands and adjustments in life, any individual may break down if the going gets tough enough. The response to stress is an evolutionary reaction to danger that is essential for survival. Stress affe ...

(7 pages) 36 1 0.0 Oct/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology


ction will be the activation of the sympathetic nervous system, which initiates the fight or flight response. Should a person perceive a stimulus as insignificant or non-threatening, the person will e ... focuses on the aspect of neural and chemical reactions of individuals for survival. The traction or response is "activated by alerting the organism to environment change and readying it for action" (V ...

(8 pages) 33 0 3.0 Oct/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Critically examine the mechanisms by which stress is thought to cause illness.

he mind and body react in a certain way to protect itself from harm, applying the 'fight or flight' response (Canon, 1932), which is a basic survival instinct. This response instructs the body to rele ... se preparing the individual to respond appropriately to the up coming threat. The 'fight or flight' response tends to take action in accordance to the initial signs of stress, also referred to as acut ...

(6 pages) 21 0 0.0 Mar/2010

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology


t adds up, stress can affect you in many ways, both mentally and physically. Stress is a biological response. It is caused by either stimuli to the body or danger, either real or perceived. Back in th ... the body used stress to help us get away from danger, such as wild animals. The body still gives us responses to danger, however, now the "dangers" are much different. Stress is a chemical reaction in ...

(50 pages) 3 0 0.0 Sep/2014

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

IQ Intelect

stuck in traffіc. These events or stіmuli are called stressors. They produce the stress-response. Any event which іs physіcally or mentally demanding can be classed as a stress ... physіcally or mentally demanding can be classed as a stressor as іt triggers the stress response and throws the body out of balance. Major lіfe events obviously occur far less freque ...

(3 pages) 2 0 0.0 Nov/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays