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Why Zebra's Don't Get Ulcers' Robert Sapolosky W. H. Freeman; 2Rev Ed edition (April 15, 1998)-- YOU will never think about Peter Pan in the Same Way... --[-submitted by Amy Sweetman]
Conflict Worksheet Label the type of conflict that each scenario represents.
Approach/Approach Avoidance/Avoidance Approach/Avoidance Multiple Approach/Avoidance conflict
Holmes-Rahe Readjustment Scale (available online)Activity --submitted by Kara Trosinski MSCAS
I have student's complete the Holmes-Rahe Readjustment Scale (available online). We do a hand-count to determine where the majority of the class is falling in the 3 ranges. Quite often (due to school, work, family, etc.) the majority of my students are very stressed! It is a quick and easy way to gain student's attention, help them relate to the topic on a personal level, and to open up discussion on topics such as: stress, changes, risk factors, coping, etc. It also helps students to see that stress is not always caused by negative events, but positive events too! If my student population is a little older and have children, I will provide them with the Holmes-Rahe Readjustment Scale that is designed for individuals under the age of 18 (Children and yound adults feel stress too!).
Poems and stories
Stress and Life
A lecturer, when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked,
"How heavy is this glass of water?"
Answers called out ranged from 20g to 500g. The lecturer replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter.
It depends on how long you try to hold it.
If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my right arm. If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an ambulance.
In each case, it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes."
"And that's the way it is with stress management. If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won't be able to carry on. "
"As with the glass of water,
You have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again.
Burdens of Life Here are some great ways of dealing with the burdens of life:
Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.
http://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/ Site for Positive Psychology--/Dr. Seligman The site has a variety of questionaires such as character strength, close relationships, meaningfulness, depressive symptoms, current happiness levels etc. An amazing resource!--submitted by Amy Sweetman--
http://www.uwgb.edu/gurungr/healthpsychology.html#demosOffers Course syllabi, Class demonstrations, Books etc.
--A site by Edward P. Sarafino, Regan A. R. Gurung and Martita Lopez and the Committee on Education and Training;
American Psychological Association-Division 38- Health Psychology Dedicated to Teaching Health Psychology--
http://www.makingthemodernworld.org.uk/learning_modules/ Website that has learning modules on Stress, Abnormal Psychology and DNA Each module includes interactive activities as well as case studies.
http://www.p-jones.demon.co.uk/links.htm Interpersonal links resource, inc. psychology, mental health, therapies, human-computer interface, accessibility, philosophy and creativity.