Stress and Coping

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Stress and Coping

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Psychology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    BI 1000 Introduction to Biology I
    PS 3130 Biopsychology 

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION:
    Integrative approach to the scientific study of the causes, symptoms and consequences of stress. Theoretical and practical concepts to the study of stess are examined, with an outlook to stress management techniques. Success and failing of coping mechanisms are referred to. Adjustments in the areas of interpersonal relationships, school and college life and in the workplace are examined.

    RATIONALE: 
    This course offers an in-depth study of stress and stress management, combining recent scientific information and its application to life situation. It is aimed at both the psychology major, as well individuals interested in the study of stress and its management. It is also complimentary to students in business and management, with a reflection on occupational stress.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: 
    As a result of taking this course, the student should be able to:
    1. Define, describe and scientifically evaluate the main stressors identified in Western societies.
    2. Identify and demonstrate an understanding of the interacting mechanisms of stress psychophysiology and synthesize this information to describe its relationship to physical illness and psychological disorders.
    3. Critically compare evaluate and contrast relaxation techniques.
    4. Describe the strategies for decreasing stressful behaviours and argue, with scientific background and knowledge which strategies are proving to be the most effective in western societies and state in which way and how.
    5. Scientifically analyse the process of stress and adjustment in the areas of interpersonal relationships, schools and colleges, and the workplace.
    6. Evaluate models of stress, relate to theoretical knowledge and design and scientifically describe a programme of stress management.