Stress Management Course

573 WordsFeb 2, 20182 Pages
Identifying the Article’s Question The question of whether or not a stress management course would reduce the negative response of psychological, physiological, and socioenvironmental effects on the performance of graduate school counseling students, is the question the article is attempting to answer (Abel, Abel & Smith 2012). Graduate students have to answer some questions for themselves. For example, what life situations cause the most stress in their lives? What does the stress of a graduate program do personally to the student physiologically, psychologically, and emotionally? If there are negative effects of stress on the physical, emotional, and psychological aspects of the graduate student’s life, what kinds of coping mechanisms/strategies would one need to have, or need to acquire in order to cope with that stress? The Main Points The main thrust of having a stress management course was to alleviate the stress response and reduce the chronic stress of the graduate student. That being said graduate students are not the only ones that go through stress, but the graduate student may have more extracurricular stressors then the undergraduate student (Abel, Abel, & Smith, 2005). Some of the prevalent threats that cause stress that all college students go through and have little, or no control of are lack of time, the ability to access and manipulate resources, money pressures, the expectations of professors concerning assignments, and if the student is an
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