Chapter 16: Stress, Health and Coping

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the nature of stress and its impact on personal, social, economic and political health.
  • Describe the psychological and physiological interactions initiated by stress.
  • Identify health symptoms resulting from stress.
  • Define coping and adaptation.
  • Understand the various conceptualizations of stress as stimulus, response and transactional process.
  • Understand the role of cognition and physiology in coping with stress.
  • Recognize emotion-focused and problem-focused coping strategies.
  • Understand the relationships and interactions between health, stress and coping.
  • Appreciate the costs associated with stress-related illness in the workplace.
  • Understand the unique role that organizational change plays in the growing levels of workplace stress.
  • Gain a general understanding of prevalent stress management and workplace wellness strategies.

 

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