1.1 Define “stress” and “stressor” and give several examples of the
three types of stress (pp. 3-5). Explain what is meant by
“Holistic Health” and summarize the various dimensions
of health (pp. 5-8). Summarize the various sources of stress;
then explain the three basic approaches to managing stress
which will be utilized in this course (pp. 8-12).
1.2 Discuss the various stress vulnerability factors; then complete
“The Tombstone Test” (pp. 23-26).
1.3 Explain the concept of homeostasis and the various
physiological responses to stress (pp. 31-36); Summarize the
General Adaptation Syndrome and give an example of
It’s application (pp. 38-39). List and dispel the 5 myths
about stress (pp. 40-41).
1.4 Compare and contrast the effects of medium-term and
Long-term stress (pp. 46-52); then discuss how the mind
and body communicate (pp. 52-56).
1.5 Complete the Student Stress Scale (p. 24) and summarize
what you learned; the Fight-or-Flight Activity (pp. 41-42); and the
Body Signals Lab (p. 57).