Psy 210 Appendix D

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Appendix D

The following table describes five situations in which a person reacts to stress in an unhealthy manner. For each:

a. identify the stressor(s).

b. briefly explain why the person's reaction is an unhealthy choice.

c. briefly describe one healthy alternative way of reacting and why you consider this approach a healthy choice.

d. identify two possible moderators of stress for this situation.

|Situation |Source(s) of |Unhealthy Reaction|Healthy Reaction |Two Possible Moderators |

| |Stress | | |of Stress |

|Every morning, as she prepares for her |Getting ready for |Headache |Relax, allow more time|Find internal locus of |

|two-hour drive to work, Carole gets a |work and 2 hour | |for preparation |control, carpool, use |

|headache. |drive | | |various techniques to |

| | | | |eliminate stress |

|Jim hates attending meetings at which he |Being asked |Shaky hands, |Prepare more, find out |Find support groups, |

|might be asked a question. His hands begin |questions, lack of|approval seeking, |what exactly cause the |substitute negative |

|to shake at the thought of not having the |confidence |basically huge |anxiety and dissect it |thoughts with positive |

|right answer. | |amount of fears of|down to nothing or get |ones, practice speaking |

| | |both being wrong |help |in front of people, try |

| |...