We all cope with stress in different ways, some anger, others talk it out with friends. What chapter 12 covers is "Stress, Coping and Heath" in which coping with stress is the section which seemed very interesting to me and I think every other college kid in the world. The other parts of this chapter address how we adapt, react and cope with stress along with promoting good health with less stress. Gaining control of stress seemed to strike me as we all would love to manage such a feat. I never knew there were a variety of ways to control stress. Behavior, cognitive, decision, informational, and emotional are ways in the book of coping. I found the study of emotional behavior to pertain to college students. the researchers had a group of college students write about their deepest thoughts and feelings for 20 minutes for 4 days in a journal compared to a group who wrote about superficial thoughts. Not surprisingly, the group who opened up in their journals had fewer visits to the health center and showed signs of improved immune functions. The replication of this experiment shows the science of psychology which we have been learning about the first week as studies showing the same results have been repeated all around the world. So start your journals ladies and gents, and hopefully the stress of a new semester will melt away, if not, there are plenty more interesting stress controls in chapter 12!