DQ 1) Describe the psychological sources of stress? How can stress affect an individual’s immune system?
DQ 2) Discuss three different methods for coping with stress. In your life, which of these methods have your relied on and what were the results? Describe the difference between problem- and emotion-focused coping strategies. Is there a time when one of these strategies would be more appropriate to use? Provide an example.
Read Chapters 4 and 5 in Health Psychology: A Biopsychosocial Approach.
Read “How Stress Influences the Immune Response,” by Padgett, from Trends in Immunology (2003).
Read “The Mess That Is Stress,” by Seppa, from Science News (2015).