Stress: physiological and psychological aspects

by Dr Luca Polledri and reviewed by Dr Hannah Steer

 

Stress: physiological and psychological aspectsLearning outcomes:

 

By the end of the module, we hope you will have:

 

  • learned the terminology related to stress

     

  • understood the physiological basis of stress

     

  • learned the features of stressful events

     

  • understood the role of life events

     

  • understood the role of unresolved intrapsychic conflicts in the development of stress

     

  • learned the psychological factors that affect the individual’s response to stress

     

  • understood the concept of copying mechanisms

     

  • understood the psychological reactions to stress and the concept of resilience.

 

Start the module

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Key readingKey reading: selected texts to read with this module

 

The exam syllabus

Exam syllabus 

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