Stress Related Illness

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A Levels Psychology (Stress) Mind Map on Stress Related Illness, created by kati.lombardi on 05/19/2014.

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Created by kati.lombardi over 5 years ago
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Stress Related Illness
1 Acute stressors
1.1 Exam stress
1.1.1 Kiecolt-Glaser et al (1984)
1.1.2 Investigated whether short term stressors had an effect on the immune system
1.1.3 Took samples of blood before and during exams
1.1.4 Measuring NK cell activity
1.1.5 Significantly reduced in the second sample
1.1.6 Suggests that short term predictable stressors reduce immune system functioning
2 Chronic stressors
2.1 Relationship stress
2.1.1 Kiecolt-Glaser et al (2005)
2.1.1.1 Tested the impact of interpersonal conflict on wound healing
2.1.1.2 Found that blistered wounds on the arms of married couples took longer to heal after having a fight
2.1.2 Kiecolt-Glaser et al (1987)
2.1.2.1 Compared women separated from their from their partners with matched married controls
2.1.2.2 Enter text here
3 Effects of stress can sometimes enhance the immune system

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