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Psychology, Fifth Edition by Joni E. Johnston

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CHAPTER13

Don’t Blow a Fuse!

In This Chapter

  • The many ways you can be stressed
  • Stress is just a GAS!
  • The difference between coping and moping
  • The mind-body immunity connection
  • Write to reduce your stress

“Stress is when you wake up screaming and realize you haven’t fallen asleep yet.” “Hand over the chocolate, and no one gets hurt.” “If stress burned calories, I’d be a size 5.” Even our posters and t-shirts seem to admit that stress is a constant factor in our lives!

This chapter focuses on one of the greatest mental-health challenges facing Americans today: stress. We’ll discuss what stress is, what causes it, and how we can cope with it. ...

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