Fight or Flight Response- is our body's automatic response that prepares the body to "fight" or "flee" from perceived attack, harm or threat to our survival. This is an involuntary response that we have from birth.
Fight or Flight Response Is a reaction to STRESS which releases Adrenaline (bodies reaction to try to maintain homeostasis)
Systems • Autonomic Nervous system-automatic response • Endocrine system-Adrenal gland releases the Adrenaline
FIGHT An animal reacts to a stressful instant situation by retaliating or “fighting back.” Automatic response no “think time”
FLIGHT An animal reacts to a stressful instant situation by fleeing or retreating from a situation. Automatic response no “think time”
Involuntary Behavior • Both responses are NOT learned behaviors. • It is an instinctive reaction, involuntary • Humans can learn to “control” our reactions but if we are put into an unpredictable situation, we will react on instinct.
What is it? One afternoon, Charlotte and a friend took her two kids to the Hulen Park to feed the ducks. Her youngest son, 3 years old, got too close to the edge of the pond and fell in. Her oldest son took off running after watching the younger brother fall in. Charlotte jumped in after the younger son and pulled him out while her friend chased after the older son. Who was in the flight response? Who was in the fight response ?
SHOW VIDEO!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2GywoS77qc
Flight Fight Find a picture in a magazine that represents FIGHT… Then write a SHORTfictional story describing the fight response represented in the picture Find a picture in a magazine that represents FLIGHT… Then write a SHORT fictional story describing the flight response represented in the picture