Stress: is a condition in which the
human system responds to changes in its normal balanced
Stressor: is any thing that is
perceived as challenging, threatening or demanding.
Eustress or positive stress:
Manageable stress which can lead to growth and enhanced
Distress or Negative stress:
Uncontrollable, prolonged, or overwhelming stress is
Adaptation: is the change that takes
place as a result of the response to a stressor.
Coping: a balancing act between
biological, psychological, and social process.
Adaptive Coping Contribute to
resolution of the stress response
Maladaptive Coping –Strategies
that cause further problems
Active Coping – Actively seeking
resolution to the stress
Homeostasis: refers to a steady state
within the body and various physiologic mechanisms
within the body respond to internal changes to maintain
a relative constancy in the internal environment.
Resilience: Resistant quality that
permits a person to recovery quickly and thrive in spite