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CHAPTER 17. Stress and the College Student. Another Cycle of STRESS. Transition to college=>Stress Stress=>Potential learning/academic problems Learning/Academic problems=>More Stress. TRADITIONAL STUDENTS. What are some of the stressors traditional college students face?.

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Chapter 17

CHAPTER 17

Stress and the College Student


Another cycle of stress

Another Cycle of STRESS

  • Transition to college=>Stress

  • Stress=>Potential learning/academic problems

  • Learning/Academic problems=>More Stress


Traditional students

TRADITIONAL STUDENTS

  • What are some of the stressors traditional college students face?


Traditional students1

TRADITIONAL STUDENTS

  • Lifestyle change (new responsibilities-cooking, cleaning, shopping, etc.)

  • Grades (self worth, preoccupied so health and social relationships…, remember, who you know…)

  • Course Overload (too many courses in…,don’t take time to enjoy…, may actually end up learning…)


Traditional students cont

TRADITIONAL STUDENTS cont.

  • Friendships (giving up…, developing…, must test self-disclosure)

  • Friend/Acquaintance scale on pg. 304-305

  • Love (misunderstandings regarding relationships/types of love; YOU are in CONTROL-choose rel. that is…)

  • Sex/AIDS/STDs (pressure from outside and/or within; what is normal?; here’s my take…)


Traditional students cont1

TRADITIONAL STUDENTS cont.

  • 5 of every 1000; 1of 4 men AND women

  • Breakups – person experiencing most stress is one who is/was:

  • More invested…

  • The dumpee

  • Afraid of being alone

  • Remember, you can’t control being dumped, but…


Communication regarding sex and rape

Communication regarding Sex and Rape

  • Start with Assertiveness (DES message)

  • Saying “NO”

  • TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS!! (self-awareness)


Sex and rape cont

Sex and Rape cont.

  • LISTEN (could easily employ active/reflective listening)

  • ASK (question styles)


Antioch college

ANTIOCH COLLEGE

  • Description of the policy

  • What do you think?


Shyness

SHYNESS

  • We all know…

  • …but, shyness can make it difficult to think clearly and/or communicate effectively

  • Shyness as a stressor=>Negative consequences(eg. Depression, Anxiety,etc.)


Jealousy

JEALOUSY

  • What emotion/feeling is associated with JEALOUSY?

  • 2 Basic components: Battered Pride and Violation of “property” rights

  • What are 2 ways of responding to JEALOUSY?


Jealousy cont

JEALOUSY cont.

  • Protect ego OR

  • Strive to improve the relationship with…

  • KEY!! =>If JEALOUSY IS a stressor, it is a stressor to both the person WHO IS JEALOUS and THE OTHER PERSON


The older nontraditional student

THE OLDER/NONTRADITIONAL STUDENT

  • 37% of UNDERGRADUATE college students are OVER 25 YRS. OLD

  • What are some similarities?

  • What are some differences?


Older nontraditional student cont

OLDER/NONTRADITIONAL STUDENT cont.

  • Career and School

  • Family and School – Spouse and Financial

  • Self – Doubt: What might be some quest. a Nontrad. might ask him/herself?


Minority college student

MINORITY COLLEGE STUDENT

  • RACISM can increase stress to the point of illness AND can lead to lower grades. How?

  • Language barriers – How can this be a stressor?


Minority cont

MINORITY cont.

  • Style of instruction – What about this?

  • Family pressures – What are possibilities here? (cultural value; first one…)

  • Developmental Transition – How could this apply? (move from majority…)


College student interventions pg 316 318

COLLEGE STUDENT INTERVENTIONS (pg. 316-318)

  • Directed toward shyness, but…

  • Only change what must be changed…

  • Experience new things, but remain…

  • Control and Responsibility (peer pressure, past)

  • Self-Awareness (strengths & weaknesses)

  • What works for YOU

  • Taking chances (ego strength, you never know if…)

  • Jealousy (FYI, 3 step process on pg. 318)


Perception interventions

PERCEPTION INTERVENTIONS

  • How likely…? THEN, How bad…?

  • Seek the positive…

  • Do you ever stop and just…


Emotional arousal interventions

EMOTIONAL AROUSAL INTERVENTIONS

  • Relaxation techniques (covered later, but how often do you…)

  • Time management = Choice


Physiological arousal interventions

PHYSIOLOGICAL AROUSAL INTERVENTIONS

  • Exercise

  • College students have access…

  • Get a partner

  • Join intramurals (less motivation)


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