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3. Impact on Health and Well-Being
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About this Lecture
In this lecture, we think about how stressful events can impact on our health and mental well-being, focusing in particular on: (i) psychoneuroimmunology as a field of research exploring the connection between psychological processes and our immune system; (ii) the negative health impact of acute stress (iii) exam stress and a research study by Marucha et al. (1998) which investigated the effects of exam stress on wound healing; (iv) the impact that chronic stress can have on our health, leading to continuous anxiety or burnout.
In this course, Dr Sarita Robinson (University of Central Lancashire) explores the topics of defining and measuring stress. In the first lecture, we think about how we can define stress. In the second lecture, we think about how the body responds to stress. In the third lecture, we think about the impact stress has on our health and well-being. Next, we think about different methods of measuring stress. In the fifth and final lecture, we think about how we can manage and cope with stressful situations.
Sarita Robinson (Psychology BSc - Lancaster University; Cognitive Sciences MSc - Manchester University) completed her PhD in Cognitive and Neuroimmune Responses to Threat at Lancaster University before joining the School of Psychology at UCLan in 2005. Sarita’s research interests mainly focus on cognitive neuropsychology and psychobiology in relation to people in survival situations. Sarita is also interested in the link between dental health and Alzheimer’s disease, the health benefits of Green space and Post-Traumatic Growth after trauma. Sarita is also passionate about science communication and undertakes extensive public engagement work.
Cite this Lecture
Robinson, S. (2019, November 28). Stress – Defining and Measuring Stress - Impact on Health and Well-Being [Video]. MASSOLIT. https://www.massolit.io/courses/stress/impact-on-health-and-well-being
Robinson, S. "Stress – Defining and Measuring Stress – Impact on Health and Well-Being." MASSOLIT, uploaded by MASSOLIT, 28 Nov 2019, https://www.massolit.io/courses/stress/impact-on-health-and-well-being