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The following table describes five situations in which a person reacts to stress in an unhealthy manner. For each:
a. identify the stressor(s).
b. briefly explain why the person's reaction is an unhealthy choice.
c. briefly describe one healthy alternative way of reacting and why you consider this approach a healthy choice.
d. identify two possible moderators of stress for this situation.
Situation Source(s) of Stress Unhealthy Reaction Healthy Reaction Two Possible Moderators of Stress
Every morning, as she prepares for her two-hour drive to work, Carole gets a headache.
Jim hates attending meetings at which he might be asked a question. His hands begin to shake at the thought of not having the right answer.
Lori's stomach hurts constantly. Lori was married eight months ago, is expecting her first child in five months, and just started a new job after finishing her graduate degree.
Dalene feels paralyzed with two choices: (a) stay in a job where the boss is overbearing and abusive, but where she has a steady paycheck or; (b) pursue a business opportunity and risk the security of a steady paycheck.
Harold sees his coworkers as inconsiderate, unsupportive, and lazy. He hates his job.