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    Define the concept of stress?

    Explain the physiology and psychology of stress.

    APA include the reference for more information.

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    Let's take a closer look. I also attached an article, which discusses different theories of stress. I also attached a sample article written in APA format and another APA resource for future reference.


    1. Define the concept of stress?

    One way to define stress is "a state of bodily or mental tension resulting from factors that tend to alter an existent equilibrium" (Britannica Concise Encyclopedia, n.d .). However, many theories of stress have been proposed (see attached article), which define the concept of stress based on their theory.

    For example, Hans Selye (1985) defined stress as ""nonspecific" in that the stress response can result from a variety of different kinds of stressors and he thus focused on the internal aspects of stress" (cited in Cordon, 1997). In fact, Selye (1956) developed a three stage stress model including:

    (a) Alarm reaction is an initial stage of lowered resistance ...

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    Defines the concept of stress and explains the physiology and psychology of stress. References and supplementary information on stress are also provided.