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TRE3   Topics

The textbook chapter material is written to give a general description of concepts and topics focusing on understanding stress and stress management. You will be required to research as many of following topics as you can. You may skip some topics to include others, but identify them by number and in order for the final draft. Staple the topics in order and attach a copy of the "Textbook Research & Essays Grading Sheet" to the front of the "packet."


For each topic, find a published source (each topic must have a different source) that will define and explain the topic differently and in greater detail than the textbook explanation. Do not use abstracts, but parts of the entire text.

Use credible courses only from other textbooks, library journals, or the internet . DO NOT USE DICTIONARIES, ENCYCLOPEDIAS, OR LECTURE NOTES from any course.

Turn in a "xeroxed"or printed copy of the pages discussing the topic. "Highlight" with a marker the topic material in the printed source.

Grading criteria: You will be graded on meeting the deadline; following the directions; the number of topics or exercises done; the quality of information contained in the work; and the quality and originality of the source for the topic. "Originality" is defined as finding a source for a given topic that is unique from other class members' sources for that topic.

Note: The number(s) in parenthesis (...) following the term, concept, etc. indicates the Chapter and page number where this term, concept, etc. can be found.

The Topics

1. Stress defined (III, 20) [do not use dictionary]

2. Stressor defined (III, 20 & 22) [do not use dictionary]

3. Fight or flight response (I, 3)

4. Sympathetic nervous system, parasympathethic nervous system (I)

5. H. Selye's General Adaptation Syndrome (I)

6. Eustress [healthy stress] and distress [unhealthy stress]  (I, 12)

7. Norepinephrine, epinephrine, cortisol (I, 6)

8. Psychophysiological disorders or psychosomatic disorders [Stress and disease] (I, 10)

8. Tranquilizers (type and described) (II, 14)

10. Work or occupational stressors (III, 28 & 29)

11. Phobic disorders, phobias (III, 31)

12. K. Pelletier's site of least resistance (III, 32)

13. Men's stress or stressors.

14. Women's stress or stressors.

APA Bibliography Format:

List your articles in alphabetical order by author's last name (see "FORMAT" below) and staple the "xeroxed" copies, in the same order, to this bibliography list.

To find models of the APA format click on any address below: University of Illinois: Bibliography Styles Handbook -- / APA Style Guide (Un. of South. Miss.) -- / APA Citation Style Handbook --

or use the following FORMAT (According to revised APA style, 1995):


Author's last name, first and middle initials. (Date). Title of Article. Name of Journal, volume number, page numbers.

Hughes, J.R. (1986). Genetics of smoking: A brief review. Behavior Therapy, 17, 335-345.

Note where to use periods, commas, and capitalization. Journal name is underlined or in italics. Do not use month, if given. DO NOT write "Volume 17"--rather 17, or "pages 335-345"--merely 335-345.


Author's last name, first and middle initials. (Date). Title of Book. City of publication: Publisher, page number.

Hughes, J.R. (1985). Wellness and You. New York: Eastern Publishing, 13.


Author's last name, first and middle initials. (Date). Title of article. [On-line], Specify path.

Hughes, J.R. (1998). Stress and Me. [On-line]