Essay on Stress and Anger

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Stress and Anger Stress and Anger have always been related with each other. There have been countless studies, even more theories, about stress and anger and how they relate. But, no matter how many studies are conducted, there will always be the questions about whether or not stress and anger are related. But, I am here to provide the facts on both stress and anger, and then allow you, as the reader, to determine the relationship, because all-in-all, I feel that stress and anger can and cant be related, depending on the circumstance. If psychologists completely understood how stress and fears developed, we would know how to produce and reduce a phobia or an anxiety state. We don't. There seems to be a wide variety of life…show more content…
We don't know yet if different treatments are required for genetically determined problems than for learned problems. Having a "bad experience" causes us to later be stressed in that situation, i.e. pairing a neutral stimulus with a painful, scary experience will condition a fear response to the previously neutral stimulus. Fears and other weaknesses may yield payoffs; the payoffs (like attention or dependency) cause the fear to grow. Avoiding frightening situations may reinforce and build fears and stress. Seeing others afraid and being warned of real or nonexistent dangers can make us afraid under certain conditions. (modeling) This can include seeing a movie or TV or reading a book or perhaps just fantasizing a danger. Some people have learned to see things negatively; they have a mental set that causes them to see threats and personal failure when others do not. Of course, seeing the situation as negative ("terrible"), unpredictable, uncontrollable, or ambiguous is stressful. Many long-lasting personality factors (neuroticism, pessimism, distrust, lack of flexibility and confidence) are related to stress, decision-making, and physiological responses. Having a negative self-concept--expecting to be nervous and a loser--generates stress. Irrational ideas about how things "should be" or "must be" can cause stress when we perceive that life is not unfolding as we think it should. Believing that we are
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