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Stress – The Stress Response

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About this Course

About the Course

In this course, Dr Shanti Shanker (Bournemouth University) explores the stress response. In the first lecture, we think about the physiology of the stress response and whether it is generalised or stimulus specific. In the second lecture, we think about the biological underpinnings of stress. In the third lecture, we think about the role that stress can play in causing and perpetuating illness and health problems. Next, we think about sources of stress, including life events and daily hassles. In the fifth lecture, we think about the importance of individual differences in the stress response and experiences of stress. In the sixth and final lecture, we think about some key coping strategies which can be implemented to help manage and cope with stress.

About the Lecturer

Dr Shanti Shanker is a senior lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Bournemouth University. Dr Shanker’s research interests are in the translation of empirical and cognitive research findings to clinical and counselling applications, using behavioural and neuropsychological approaches. Some of Dr Shanker’s recent publications include 'Stuck in a Moment: Concreteness and psychotherapy after acquired brain injury' (2013) and 'Characterizing cognitive deficits and dementia in an aging urban population in India' (2012).