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10 Causes of Stress (and How to Avoid Them)

10 Causes of Stress (and How to Avoid Them)

... stressful situations on an almost daily basis, from minor pressures that we hardly notice, to occasional traumatic situations which can cause ongoing stress. Many of us do not realise that some forms of stress, known as eustress, can have ...

What is Stress?

What is Stress?

... What is stress? - Psychologist World What is stress? Stress (roughly the opposite of relaxation) is a medical term for a wide range of strong external stimuli, both physiological and psychological, which can cause a physiological ...

Stress Test

Stress Test

Take the stress test and measure your stress levels.

Stress Management

Stress Management

... stress. Definition of stress: Stress management defines stress precisely as a person's physiological response to an external stimulus that triggers the "fight-or-flight" reaction. Causes of stress: Many things can trigger ...

How to Beat Stress and Succeed in Exams

How to Beat Stress and Succeed in Exams

... who gets stressed out when it comes to taking exams then we have a few tips for you that will help you to overcome this and really concentrating on achieving good grades. Firstly, look after your health. It's too easy to cram so ...

Stress: Fight or Flight Response

Stress: Fight or Flight Response

... stress response" was first described by Walter Cannon in the 1920s as a theory that animals react to threats with a general discharge of the sympathetic nervous system. The response was later recognized as the first stage of a general ...

Sources of Stress: Life Events

Sources of Stress: Life Events

... in stress. The subject of the life events is believed to be a less significant factor in causing stress than the amount of disruptive change in a person’s life that the event causes. Therefore, both positive and negative life events ...

Daily Hassles and Uplifts

Daily Hassles and Uplifts

... of stress was major life events, such as marriage or the death of a loved one. Holmes and Rahe (1967) argued that it was the upheaval caused by life-changing events, rather than the positive or negative nature of the events themselves, which ...

General Adaptation Syndrome

General Adaptation Syndrome

... of stress — our heart rate increases, for example, and we become aware goosebumps on the skin, amongst other physical symptoms. A Vienna-born endocrinologist by name of Hans Selye (1907-1982) was the first scientist to ...


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