Stress can be a good thing where it can motivate the person to reach their full potential but stress can also be a bad thing as it can damage a person’s health. 2. Physiological Effects of Stress This refers to how stress physically affects the body of a person whether it is inside the body within the internal organs or outside the body on skin, and these effects can be easier to notice than psychological effects. • Musculoskeletal System: when a person is stressed, the muscles tense up until the stress
Stress is an inherent part of life, particularly in the lives of college students. Generally recognized for its detrimental effects on us, this backward thinking can be attributed to the initial studies on stress. Over time, research on stress has proven fruitful, as we now know that stress may plausibly have positive effects and beneficial applications to academics. In fact, more recent studies have shown that stress follows a curvilinear relationship with performance (Westman & Eden, 2007). As such, we are now aware that optimal levels of stress can enhance learning abilities but continual stress hinders normal bodily functions by weakening the immune system (Aldwin & Greenberger, 1987).
We can become stressed because of catastrophic life events, personal stressors and simple daily hassles. Stressors can have positive effects, arousing and motivating us to solve problems. But usually it doesn’t have positive effect on us, on the opposite, it can shorten our lives, age us too early, make us unhappy yet we cannot seem to get rid of it. Nowadays we have a branch of psychology - psychophysiology that is concerned with the relationship between mental and physical processes; it is the scientific study of the interaction between mind and body. Everybody should be aware that a disease can occur because of a mental problem, especially because of stress.
(Santee, 2013. pg.11) whereas, this normal stress which help us to achieve several necessity of life can also become harmful to our lives. When the stress is continuous and happens too often in one's life, can turn into problem itself and affects our body and brain. For example: If a person is holding on to two litre of water bottle in each hand, may be he can bear it for a little while. Later he might put it aside or change his position to comfort his arms but if he continues to hold onto these two litres of water bottles in his hands for a prolong period of time can affect his well being and turns into chronic stress. My thesis
Nowadays the stress can be seen everywhere, regardless of race and culture background. Stress exists in all areas, including physical chemistry. In our study life will encounter a lot of pressure, they come from society family and school. Stress is a biological and psychological response experienced on encountering a threat that we feel we do not have the resources to deal with. It can make people more susceptible to physical illnesses like the common cold and insomnia and short-term stress can help us to inspire ideas and clear thinking.
Stress. Stress, a complex phenomenon involving the process of interaction between individual and the environment (Cox et al., 2000), is conceptualized as the response to an inappropriate level of pressure or environmental threat rather than the pressure itself (Arroba & James, 1987, p. 21; Ogden, 2007). Along with high level of stress, psychological, biochemical, behavioral and physiological symptoms may occur, which may lead to an increase in dissatisfaction, anxiety, psychological and physical deterioration (Cox et al., 2000). For example, the body’s immune system’s capability of preventing from illness is considered to be affected by neurological and hormonal changes (McEwen, 2006). Moreover, occupational stress has been directly related
Stress is not only an individual’s problem, but the problem of the community. Factors such as where we live, the state of the environment, genetics, income and education level, and relationships with friends and family all will have considerable impacts on health. A study by university of California showed stress due to work, family, finances, traumatic events (bereavement in the family), and neighbourhood issues lead to atrial fibrillation in more than 26,200 women in San Francisco. In India, apart from all these factors the changing culture and eventually the lifestyle of the community affects the individual. Thus, change in life style and the social factors are vital contributors to stress (Curtis et al,
From a biological stand point, when stress occurs your body releases chemicals into the blood. The following chemicals are stress hormones called cortisol and adrenaline. ' 'Adrenaline increases your heart rate, elevates your blood pressure and boosts energy supplies. Cortisol, the primary stress hormone, increases sugars ie:glucose in the bloodstream, enhances
Often it is unfamiliar or creates conflict among motives within the individual. It may pose a challenge or a threat to the individual's well-being or self-esteem. (f) Eustress. Stress can manifest itself in both a positive and a negative way. Stress is said to be positive when the situation offers an opportunity for one to gain something.