This job examines these areas: "What is stress? What are the definitions of stress? What models of stress are there?"© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 24, 2021, 4:43 pm ad1c9bdddf
According to Goetsch & Fuller (1995), definitions of stress fall into three categories:
1. Stress as a stimulus
2. Stress as a response
3. Stress as an interaction between an organism and its environment
There is no single definition of stress and it has been described in many different ways, for example:
- When an event taxes an individual beyond their ability to cope - this is known at 'overload'
- A belief or cognitive appraisal, that external stimuli exceed our ability to cope
- A reaction to events which disturb our equilibrium
In more recent thinking stress has been thought of as:
'Stress as an excess of ...
This job defines stress and offers models, terms, and resources to explore.