Cause And Effect Of Stress

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PART A- DEFINING STRESS AND THE EFFECTS OF STRESS
What is stress
• Stress is defined as a state of psychological and physiological imbalance resulting from the disparity between situational demand and the individual 's ability and motivation to meet those needs.

Stress is good when the situation offers an opportunity to a person to gain something. It acts as a motivator for peak performance.

Stress is negative when a person faces social, physical, organizational and emotional problems.

Aspects that cause exam related stress

• High importance of the test
• Too many tests on the same day
• Trick or surprise questions
• History of stress in specific test
• Lack of preparation
Negative examples of teenagers managing stress

• Act violently
• Smoking of tobacco or the use of any other drugs
• Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol

Different categories of stress

Physical

• not enough exercise due stress and laziness.
• overeating of junk food to try and forget about one’s stress
• smoking to release and relax one’s stress
• sleeping for extremely long hours

Emotional

• been nervous in front of crowds


Environmental

• temperature due extreme heat conditions which causes you to feel irritated and frustrated.
• excessive noise which doesn’t allow you peaceful times and annoys one when quietness is required.

social

• high pressure to succeed in life
• academics, test anxiety feeling pressured by school and the fear of tests.

high pressure for myself to

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