The concept in Psychology that I think I will remember five years for now is that of stress. I have been told that I am a very anxious person and that I need to relax countless of times. So for me, learning more about the mechanisms of stress and various coping strategies was really interesting and helpful. The types of control that spoke to me the most were behavioral and cognitive control. I learned how behavioral control is the ability to step up and do something to reduce the impact of the stressful situation or prevent its recurrence and that cognitive control is the ability to cognitively restructure or think differently about negative emotions that arise in response to stress provoking events. This is ideal because I have a particular problem with readjusting to things I cannot control or change. It was also an eye opener for me to see how stress truly does affect your health. Long term stressors are especially likely to promote an inflammatory response known to increase the risk of colds and other diseases. Even more astounding is the link between stress and coronary heart disease. Although it is only correlational, high levels of stress hormones triggered by extreme stress can lead to disruptions in normal heart rhythm and even sudden death, as well as atherosclerosis in people who are highly reactive to everyday stressors. These findings have made me want to cope with stress more effectively so that it never has the potential to take my life.