Unit Overview

This part refers to measurement of stress and coping. As we know individual differences in coping and outcomes and there are a lot of adaptation processes and outcomes according their different needs. It will express the  social processes, such as social comparison and the social support among the individuals and  support of their emotions.

In addition the goal of this part is to learn the participants self regulation techniques that be exported to the study of stress and coping. The readers will have the opportunity to review some common problems in the conceptualization and measurement of stress, coping, and outcomes, they will understand what stressors are, what people are doing to manage them, and how specific ways of coping are related to psychosocial and health outcomes over time.

Moreover t the readers will gain the knowledge about the meaning od coping techniques “Control over what?” and “Coping with what?”. At  the end evaluation questions will help you to measure the knowledge you gain

Implementation of coping response based on Individual Needs

Somatic Dimension includes all the Biological personal needs for example the need for health, exercise, nutrition, sleep and balance among the input and the output of the body. Fitness is another way to increase your sense of personal control and optimism.

Psychological dimension includes all the personal psychological needs for example the need for personal healthy barrier,  create a balance program, commission with yourself, prioritize tasks, delegate responsibilities, flip your negative thinking, don’t try to control the uncontrollable, resist perfectionism, take time off

Social Dimension – A support system of friends and family, the need for belonging, how a support system can motivate us to stay physically fit and the people around us can make a boring task a bearable or even satisfying.

Intellectual dimension Look for satisfaction and meaning in your life , how you can find a meaning and purpose in your life

Mental Dimension – How to communicate your needs – share information and the same spirit, Outlook on life, the way that you feel about life 

Relationship between Stress & Performance

Inverted U theory, refers that an individual will have an ideally optimal performance under ideally optimal level of arousal.  The level of arousal affect the level of the deterioration for example the  greater the arousal, the greater the deterioration of the performance. In everyday life you can use  examples such as, sports, examinations, competitions, and making a public speech to explain this relationship.