Stress Management & Anxiety
What is stress and how does it affect us? Learn what happens when we become stressed, discover techniques to manage your stress and take online stress tests to measure your stress levels:
Are You Angry?
This test will see how you react in stressful situations.
To Run Or To Fight?
How the Fight-or-Flight response explains stress.
Are You Stressed?
Take the stress test and measure your stress levels.
10 Sources of Stress (and How to Avoid Them)
Everyone encounters 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 a positive effect on our performance, and instead refer to those experiences which cause us negative...
Claustrophobia in the Trenches
Claustrophobia is a fear which can severely impact on sufferers’ lives. Generally understood to be an irrational fear of closed or confined spaces, where the opportunity to escape is limited, it can lead to anxiety in many everyday situations. A person suffering from claustrophobia may feel uncomfortable being confined in a taxi, walking through a...
Sources of Stress: Daily Hassles and Uplifts
Research during the 1960s and 70s suggested that a significant source 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 was a cause of stress. They suggested that...
Sources of Stress: Life Events
A life event is a significant experience which can lead to an increase 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 which necessitate change in a person’s life...
How agoraphobia affects sufferers' ability to function in open spaces.
Overview of social phobias and a case study.
How specific phobias affect people's ability to live a normal life.
How to Beat Stress and Succeed in Exams
If you're one of the many people 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 much information into your brain and also try to get on with the rest of...
What happens when stress gets the better of us?
How stress management works.
What is Stress?
What happens to make us stressed? Find out what a popular theory on stress explains how it aids our survival, and what a folklore story says about the topic.
Adapting to Stress
Throughout human evolution, our survival has been contingent on an ability to survive life-threatening situations — from being hunted by predators to recovering from illnesses. But how do we become consciously aware that a situation is dangerous so that we might adapt to (and survive) it? Often, we are first alerted that a situation is...