Concept of stress-current and historical status. The nature of the stress response. Common sources of stress biological, personality and environmental. Coping styles defensive behaviours and problem-solving. Consequences of stress - medical, psychological and behavioural. The role of social support in mitigating stress. Stress management techniques-relaxation, meditation, cognitive restructuring, self-control, bio-feedback and time management. The students will prepare their stress profile.
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