HS 425 : Stress and Coping

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.

Texts/References

Walt, S. "Stress Management for Wellness".  Harcourt Brace & Jovanovich, N.York, 1994.

D. Girdano and G. Everly., "Controlling Stress and Tension", Prentice-Hall, 1986. 

A. Monat and R. Lazarus, "Stress and Coping: An Anthology", Columbia Univ.   Press, 1985.    

A. Weisman, "The Coping Capacity", Human Services Press, 1984.