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Chapter 2. All About Stress > What You Will Learn in this Chapter

What You Will Learn in this Chapter

  • To define stress.

  • To discriminate between eustress and distress.

  • To describe the effects of stress on physical, psychological, and occupational functioning.

  • To understand the relationship between stress and illness.

  • To assess your own level of stress with the Life Readjustment Scale.

  • To recognize the fight-or-flight reaction.

  • To list the symptoms and signs of fight-or-flight activation.

  • To describe the General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS).

  • To understand the mind–body connection.

  • To identify how the mind–body connection relates to placebo effects.


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