pete9058: April 2012 Archives

Blog 4- Stress and Coping

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Psychology has been a great course and I have learned a lot from the lectures and the book. There are many concepts that i learned about that I will carry with me into the future. One concept in particular though I think will stick with me and I will use in five years time is the concepts involving stress and how to cope with stress. I feel this will be very important information for me because as I continue my journey through college and then into the job market, i will be presented with very stressful situations such as deadlines, class load, and finding a job. I now know that having a lot of stress can be unhealthy and it is very important to control levels of stress. After learning about coping with stress though, I now know how i can control my stress throughout the rest of my life. I know how to use problem-focused stress control to my advantage. In the years to come, I think I will be using this concept to help relieve and get over the stressful situations I encounter. I will face those situations head on to help my chances of getting through them.

Social Facilitation

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Social facilitation can be described as the tendency for people to do better on simple tasks or a task that one has perfected when in the presence of other people. This is a popular psychological situation that affects our behavior. A good example of this in the real world is in a sporting event, an athlete may do better when there is a large number of fans there to watch them. When in the presence of a lot of people watching them perform the task, here that is an athletic task, that person will perform better. In comparison, if a person was told to complete a task that was very difficult, they might do worse in the presence of a lot of people. With this type of situation, someone might find an audience unnerving and make them feel too pressured to complete the task. A good example of this in the real world would be when someone has to give a presentation to a group and they would do worse with more people there than only a few. I know most people have experienced both these situations in their life, although they may not be situations that are commonly noticed by those performing tasks.

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