Social Psychology and Stress


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Social Psychology and Stress
Stress occurs as a result of a person’s inability to cope with the environment for a certain reason, including how much control a person has over their environment. This paper describes an incident where a sports injury led to stress. The paper will discuss the coping of the injury and why it was so stressful, as well as the psychology that led to the stressful situation. In addition, the specific health habits that could have better prevented the stress will be discussed as well as research that supports better coping skills will reduce the amount of stress in any situation.
Social Psychology and Stress
Stress has been described as a person’s inability to cope with the environment. While stress is...
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..... a choice on whether to cope in positive, effective ways or ways that will lead to more stress and negative outcomes.
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