Reaction Paper On Stress

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anila central university for Senior year 2016-2017 The term “stress”, was coined by Hans Selye in 1936, he defined it as “the non-specific response of the body to any demand for change”. Feeling of stress is part of life. Stress is a natural feeling whenever we have a problems and the body’s reaction to a challenge. Make sure that you are willing to take the risk when you know that you will experience the stress. Though stress is often perceived as bad, it can actually encourage us toward change and growth. Stress produces a physiological reaction in your body. Hormones are released, which results in physical manifestations of stress. These can include slowed digestion, shaking, tunnel vision, accelerated breathing and heart rate, dilation of pupils and flushed skin. This process is often referred to as the “fight or flight” response. Our bodies are poised to either run away from the stressor or stick around and fight against it. According to (Lazarus et al. 1984) stress is not an unidimensional concept and there are various types of stress. A situation may be stressful for one individual whereas it may not be stressful for another. Some student experience adefinite level of stress (Brown et al. 1999; Bush et al. 1985)which cumulates into mental health problems (Andrews et al. 2004, Stanley et al. 2001; Phippen 1995). However stressfulsituation can have negative effects on some individuals(Abouserie 1994). This is particularly true for students goingthrough a transition

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