The Three Different Causes Of Stress In Everyday Life

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Stress is the term used to describe the physical, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral responses to events that are appraised as threatening or challenging (white 422). There are many different signs of stress that people display such as Insecurity, loss of concentration, loss of memory, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, loss of appetite, etc. But what causes stress? Researcher Lazarus studied that everyday life is an important source of stress, he developed the daily hassles scale, so things that range from divorce and death to even Christmas is thought as a contributor to stress. These three different stressors in everyday life include; being in daily hassles, for example, having inclement weather. The second stressor is life changes such as losing your job, and finally, the third source of stress is major life events or catastrophes such as losing your house in a fire. But, not only are there three different stressors, there are also three different conflicts. Conflicts is the feeling pole between two opposing desires motives or goals that can create stress. The three basic types of conflicts include; approach-approach where you must decide between two equally appealing choices. Another type is the approach-avoidance conflict which is the most difficult because there’s one goal with both an undesirable and desirable aspect to it. The last type of conflict is the avoidance-avoidance conflict where you must decide between two unappealing choices. Too much stress can have a
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