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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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