This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Effects Of The Stress Essay

744 words - 3 pages

SOSC1980 Psychology and Everyday LifeThought PaperStress and Coping
Name:

TSE YU SHAN

SID:

20106472

Email:

ystseaa@stu.ust.hk

Date:

15th Octocber 2014

Stress is a common in everyday life. We come across different situations that exert pressure or stress on you both consciously and unconsciously. Stressful events aren't limited to traumatic or cataclysmic events, such as tornados or bombing. Different everyday events (e.g. studying, shopping or even getting married) can be sources of stress. It is absolutely certain that stress affects our mental, cognitive states and even physical health. In the paper, it first explains brief idea about stress, followed by the possible effects of stress on physical health with some research evidences.
1. What is STRESS?
Stress is the experience of any positive or negative events threaten one's well-being, and significantly ...view middle of the document...

Yet, stress can also be related to more serious diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, tuberculosis, arthritis, diabetes, cancers and the common cold (Elliott & Eisdorfer 1982). The followings are 2 research evidences supporting the argument.
2.1. Type A Personality and Coronary Heart Disease
Type A person are highly competitive, easily angry and hostile, and always under stress. It is found that the risk of coronary heart disease is associated with Type A personality. According to Irabarren el al., 2000, participants with above-average hostility scores were twice times more likely to show atherosclerosis than those with below-average hostility scores.
This may due to people with type A personality react to stress in higher level of physiological arousal, as well as creating more stress for themselves, which cause them to put themselves under lots of pressure. So, the frequent up and down in heart rate and blood pressure produces wear and tear in the cardiovascular system. (Irabarren el al., 2000)
2.2. STRESS and IMMUNE FUCTIONING
It is always suggested that stress and different forms of sicknesses are linked to each other. By the experiment of the effect of stress on human immune system (Kiecolt-Glaser et al., 1984), the baseline samples from medical students were collected before and on the first day of final exam respectively, and so their immune response were assessed according to those samples. The result showed the students' levels of immune system greatly reduced during the exam time.
Stress hormones do suppress the effectiveness of immune system and so reduce the system's fight off ability to disease could be one of the possible explanations.
3. Suggestion
In order to minimize the negative impacts of stress on health, one should learn to how to cope with stress well and may take stressful events positively as challenges. Also, we can use stress management techniques (e.g. meditations) to relive the stressful feelings.

Word count (max. 500):

498 words

References:

Appendices, if any:

Other Papers Like Effects Of The Stress

Effects of Stress on Physical and Psychological Health

599 words - 3 pages healthy level. Bad stress can affect the body in a negative way; it can actually cause health problems if not dealt with in the proper manner. Stress is one of the most important health and social problems. Previous studies have demonstrated stress influence on the clinical course of a number of gastrointestinal diseases, but its physical and psychological effects on gastric acid and pepsin secretions are largely unknown. There were 48 male winstar

Outline And Evaluate Research Into The Effects On Stress In The Immune System

722 words - 3 pages Outline and Evaluate research into the effects on Stress in the Immune System (12 marks) Stress is an environmental event or situation (a stressor), which can induce a stress response in us. When someone is experiencing a stressful situation, all the body's resources are diverted and this suppresses the immune system because of the high levels of stress hormones, corticosteroids, which shrink the thymus glands preventing the growth of T

The Impact of Stress

2232 words - 9 pages excel. Acute stress: this type of stress is much more serious and has been known to affect an individual’s health and wellbeing also can be found to have effects on productivity for the organization. This form of stress can come on from budget cuts, too high a workload or an overbearing management team. This type of stress builds from mild stress to acute with no release in sight and therefore the overwhelming feeling of failure is too much

The Stress of Caring

1879 words - 8 pages The Stress of Caring    Learning Goals  One of the most consistent changes in the structure of work over the past few decades has been a shift from a manufacturing economy to a service economy. More workers are now engaged in jobs that include providing care and assistance, especially in education and medicine. This work is satisfying for some people, but it can also be highly stressful. In the following scenario, consider how a company in

The Stress and Storm of Adolescence

1229 words - 5 pages NAME: FARINU, ADEOLA OLUWATONI PROGRAMME: PGDE FULLTIME COURSE: PSYCHOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION ASSIGNMENT TOPIC: WHY IS THE PERIOD OF ADOLESCENCE OFTEN REFERRED TO AS A PERIOD OF STRESS AND STORM? The “father of adolescence,” Granville Stanley Hall coined the phrase “storm and stress” with reference to adolescence and applied the phrase as he saw turmoil during adolescence as universal and inevitable. Adolescence

The Effects of Ptsd

684 words - 3 pages Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a serious condition that occurs in people who have witnessed a natural disaster, serious accident, terrorist incident, sudden death of a loved one, war, violent personal assault such as rape, or other life-threatening events. PTSD is a serious problem that was first common and found in war veterans. This disease is interesting because of the way it affects the brain and makes you think. It makes

The Effects Of Unemployment

1845 words - 8 pages The Effects of Unemployment Roderick C. LaGrone COM 150 January 28, 2011 Holly McCusker The Effects of Unemployment Over the past ten years there has been a great shift in society’s employment system. Corporate America has taken major cutbacks in the working labor department that has left many citizens unemployed and destitute. Anger and concern over layoffs, wage unproductivity, declining benefits, and the movement of jobs overseas has

The Effects of Divorce

535 words - 3 pages Ronald Anderson Composition 2 Professor November 12, 2012 The Effects of Divorce In his essay, “Did I Miss Something?” Lowell Putnam writes of the dissension in his home and the effects of life in a broken home. His parents’ separation occurred when he was at the tender age of three years old. His recollection of the chaotic environment prior to his parents’ separation is vague. He writes of almost no memory of the family unit. But he

The Effects of Bullying

3019 words - 13 pages Effects of Bullying Introduction Having been recognized as an expected yet serious problem in the society, bullying is no longer considered as new problem in the society. Bullying can come in various forms and it can happen to both children and adults. There is a high likelihood that most adults and children each have stories to share which relates to each of their personal experiences either of bullying, or victimization, or witnessing

The Effects of Technology

991 words - 4 pages jobs of scribes, the internet took away the jobs of many more professions as stated above. A professional style is adopted by Shirky. He has a high reputation as a speaker due to his reputation as a writer, teacher, and consultant about the social and economic effects of the internet. He has had writings that have appeared in major magazines including the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, etc. From all this evidence it can

The Effects of Stereotypes

1109 words - 5 pages knowing it. Sometimes it can be blatant, liken if you hear someone speaking derogatory about you, or you feel the unwanted stares from others. But what we don’t realize is that when we commit these fallacies, we run the risk of hurting the very people we are stereotyping. The stereotypes that we encounter in our everyday lives can have lasting effects on ourselves as well as those around us. As an African American woman in charge of a successful

Related Essays

The Effects Of Marital Stress Essay

1227 words - 5 pages The Effects of Marital StressStress is on everyone's mind. It is not just on the mind, but the body as well. What causes stress? Stress comes from many different sources. Whether it comes from the workplace or home life, it can lead to many other serious problems. Marriages, and our bodies, can be severely affected by stress.Stress can devastate a marriage and lead to severe complications, such as health issues. Many things happen inside the

Effects Of Stress To The Human Body

660 words - 3 pages . Stress has both negative and positive effects on our bodies. There are definitely more negative effects caused by stress than there are positive. Chronic stress can be the result a long-term life condition, such as a difficult job situation or living with a chronic disease. In people who have higher levels of chronic stress, the stress response lasts longer. Over time, chronic stress can have many negative effects on the human body. It harms the

Effects Of Employee Stress Essay

767 words - 4 pages Running head: EFFECTS OF EMPLOYEE STRESS Effects of Employee Stress Dexter B McDougal Grand Canyon University Effects of Employee Stress The pursuit of forming a work environment where people would actually enjoy working has proven to be anything but easy. The ever rising pressure to perform only enhances the effort. People like to work in an environment where they work hard but yet have fun while doing it. Furthermore they want

The Effects Of Stress And Personality On The Formation Of Causal Attributions

1292 words - 6 pages The Effects of Stress and Personality on the Formation of Causal Attributions How we attribute behavior can have a profound effect on our analysis of it. For instance, attribution theory, which attempts to clarify why our explanations for a person’s behavior can differ so drastically, holds that we may attribute his or her behavior to dispositional (inner qualities) or situational (environmental) influences. Other factors such as stress and