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5. Managing and Coping with Stress
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About this Lecture
In this module, we think about how we can manage and cope with stressful situations. We begin by discussing an idea first made popular in the 1950s which linked certain personality types (A, B and C) to a greater or lesser ability to manage stress and withstand stress-related illness. Noting that the idea of distinct personality types has become outdated in more recent research, we then move on to consider the impact certain environmental factors have on our ability to cope with stress. In particular, we consider research into the link between the prenatal environment and an individual’s resilience to stress in later life. Next, we move on to other factors which mediate our response to stress, including engaging in relaxing activities and having good social support and an optimistic outlook. Finally, we discuss different interventions that can be used to help an individual cope with stress, including talking therapies and drug treatments.
In this course, Dr Sarita Robinson (University of Central Lancashire) discusses the topic of stress. We begin, in module one, by thinking about how we can define stress before moving on to examine how the body responds to stress in module two. Module three looks at the impact stress has on our health and well-being, while module four explores different methods of measuring stress. Finally, in module five, 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 - Managing and Coping with Stress [Video]. MASSOLIT. https://www.massolit.io/courses/stress/managing-and-coping-with-stress
Robinson, S. "Stress – Defining and Measuring Stress – Managing and Coping with Stress." MASSOLIT, uploaded by MASSOLIT, 28 Nov 2019, https://www.massolit.io/courses/stress/managing-and-coping-with-stress