Environmental Stress. Salma Abdul & Elnaz Naseri . What is Stress?. Early Definition: Emphasizes on: Responses of the individual or, The situations that caused disruption of ongoing behavior and functioning. Interactive Approach: Relational, interactive model:
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e.g.; Gain or loss of job
e.g.; argument with a friend
e.g.; living with chronic air pollutions
Chronic Strains: The persistent, difficult, and demanding experience of daili life
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Stress Buster #1: Follow a healthy diet with lots of Vitamin C, B, Zinc, Magnesium and Mineral
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primary appraisal= threat? harm? challenge?
Secondary appraisal: not enough resources?
Affect and Performance on Cognitive Task as a Function of Crowding and Noise:
Poorer performances in tasks that require rapid response, sustained attention, or attention to multiple tasks.
Memory span in working memory may be shorter under stress.
Weaker comprehension of complex information such as context or thematic structure.
Stress Buster #6: Meditation
Some possible stressful situations for young children:
AND MOST IMPOTANTLY: