|Module 35: Effects of Stress
|Module 35 begins with defining stress and describing how people respond to it.
The theories of Walter Cannon and Hans Selye (general
adaptation syndrome) are explained. The section concludes with a discussion of
stress in our daily lives, how change influences stress, and the effects of
major catastrophes on stress experiences.
|How our perceptions influence stress is explained with an emphasis on how
stress and physiological factors interact. Studies on the human immune system
|How stress can play a role in major diseases is explained with a concentration
on cancer and heart disease. Meyer Friedman and Ray Rosenman’s Type A and Type B personalities are presented.