STRESS. Chapter 10. Stress. Can be defined as the physical or psychological reaction that an individual has to a demanding or threatening stimulus. The stimulus can take many different forms such as a test, a job interview, a chronic illness, death of a loved one, marriage, money issues.
Money (or lack of it)
Power issues (student/instructor)
Scheduling various obligations
Class management difficulties
Interpersonal relationships (social life)
Technology problems (learning, availability, support)
Partitioning a work space
Becoming a competent career professionalCollege Stressors
These almost instant physical changes are called the FIGHT-OR-FLIGHT RESPONSE, a survival mechanism. These physical changes may vary in intensity, but occur in response to any type of stressor.
In order to become the winner that you will respect and admire. . .you must have control of the authorship of your own destiny. . .the pen that writes your life story must be held in your own hand.
Irene C. Kassoria