Stress, Stressors, Pain

Nature of stress Stressor: stimuli/ events in environment that place demands on us Response: stress (physiological? Cognitive? Behavioural? Person-situation Interaction: Transaction between organism & environment Stressors (Situations) Eliciting Stimuli: Place demands on well-being & require us to adapt Microstressors: daily hassles Catastrophic Events: occur unexpectedly..affect large #’s of people Major Negative Events: stressful life events…

Treatment of Psychological Disorders

Goal of treatment: Help to change maladaptive thoughts, feelings, behaviours Helping Relationships: Most therapists today use an eclectic approach (A person who derives ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources.) Psychodynamic Therapy ASSUMPTIONS: Behavior is driven by biological urges, interpsychic conflict and developmental fixations GOALS: client seeks insight regarding unconscious…

B.F. Skinner: Operant Conditioning, Skinner Box, Baby Tender

Background Information 1904 Born March 20th. 1930 Initiated research in reflexes. 1930-31 Received Harvard Fellowship. 1936 Married Yvonne Blue. 1938 The Behavior of Organisms was published. 1942 Awarded the Warren Medal by the Society of Experimental Psychologists. 1945 Skinner took over the Psychology Department at the University of Indiana 1948 Skinner began his research with…