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« on: March 29, 2009, 02:34:50 pm »
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Explain why the fight-flight response cannot be consciously controlled.

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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2009, 02:39:29 pm »
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Simple answer: the sympathetic nervous system, which is activated during the fight-flight response, is part of the autonomic nervous system, which performs its duties without our conscious control/involuntarily.

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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2009, 02:41:41 pm »
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The fight-flight response is activated by the autonomic nervous system. It is an automatic / involuntary response to a threatening stimulus. This can't be consciously controlled as it is the bodies unconcious reaction.

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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2009, 02:51:10 pm »
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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2009, 04:32:52 pm »
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How does the 'constant intrusion of thoughts about a stressful event' affect cognitive functions?
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2009, 04:38:42 pm »
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Also can someone explan what Intense or Prolonged Stress is ?
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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2009, 07:24:03 pm »
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With the first question: say your stressed, you're so stressed that you can't stop thinking about how bad you're feeling. This means that you cannot concentrate on other things as well as increasing your general stress levels. Thus, cognitive functioning is diminished.

Second question: Prolonged stress is stress that occurs over a long period of time. For instance, you find your job very difficult. An individual who has suffered continually from stress is likely to become ill (in the psychosomatic sense, that is, the stress manifests itself in physical symptoms).

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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2009, 07:31:25 pm »
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What role does the Endocrine System play in protecting the body from disease when stressed?

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Explain how the immune, nervous and endocrine systems interact to protect the body from disease when stressed.

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« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2009, 08:25:13 pm »
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What role does the Endocrine System play in protecting the body from disease when stressed?

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Explain how the immune, nervous and endocrine systems interact to protect the body from disease when stressed.

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It's unlikely that you'll need to know these concepts in significant detail for the exam.
However, 1) the endocrine system releases hormones which assist the body in dealing with the initial impact of a stressor by causing a number of physiological changes which enable the body to either confront or flee a stressor (fight or flight).

"Explain how the immune, nervous and endocrine systems interact to protect the body from disease when stressed."

When an individual encounters a stressor, the sympathetic division of their autonomic nervous system is activated. The sympathetic nervous system then activates the Adrenal Glands in the endocrine system, which releases the hormones Adrenaline and Noradrenaline. This causes a number of physiological changes including an increase in heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, muscle tension, and results in a diversion in blood flow to the brain and muscles. A number of other stress hormones are released, including cortisol which assists the body to obtain fats and carbohydrates (energy) to fuel the fight-or-flight response. Initially, the activity of the immune system is increased in order to prepare itself to fight off infections caused by bites, injuries etc. All these complex, interrelated processes help the body to deal with a stressor.
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« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2009, 10:08:38 pm »
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What role does the Endocrine System play in protecting the body from disease when stressed?

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Explain how the immune, nervous and endocrine systems interact to protect the body from disease when stressed.

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It's unlikely that you'll need to know these concepts in significant detail for the exam.
However, 1) the endocrine system releases hormones which assist the body in dealing with the initial impact of a stressor by causing a number of physiological changes which enable the body to either confront or flee a stressor (fight or flight).

"Explain how the immune, nervous and endocrine systems interact to protect the body from disease when stressed."

When an individual encounters a stressor, the sympathetic division of their autonomic nervous system is activated. The sympathetic nervous system then activates the Adrenal Glands in the endocrine system, which releases the hormones Adrenaline and Noradrenaline. This causes a number of physiological changes including an increase in heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, muscle tension, and results in a diversion in blood flow to the brain and muscles. A number of other stress hormones are released, including cortisol which assists the body to obtain fats and carbohydrates (energy) to fuel the fight-or-flight response. Initially, the activity of the immune system is increased in order to prepare itself to fight off infections caused by bites, injuries etc. All these complex, interrelated processes help the body to deal with a stressor.

That my friends, is probably a very good answer for that question. You can tell how she got that 50 in psych.
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« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2009, 10:40:02 pm »
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^ Well, it's extremely unlikely you'll ever encounter a question like that on the exam anyway, and the response is probably a bit too biology based (for e.g. you don't need to know the specific function of cortisol, you just need to know it's a stress hormone.) I more or less included that for interest sakes.

So I beg to differ.

so, remember you do not have to bother yourself with trying to learn the roles of the systems in a stress response in significant detail for the exam. A brief overview is all that is required.

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« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2009, 11:34:03 am »
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Hi, i have a question too. can someone please help me with this one:

"If a person didn't have a lens, how would their vision be affected?"

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« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2009, 11:57:58 am »
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The purpose of the lens is to focus light on the retina. The lens changes shape to adjust for close or distant vision (accommodation). Without a lens, you would lack the ability to focus. And in actuality, in older people, the lens does gradually harden and so their ability to accommodate is diminished.

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« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2009, 12:20:19 pm »
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« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2009, 01:47:25 am »
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^ Well, it's extremely unlikely you'll ever encounter a question like that on the exam anyway, and the response is probably a bit too biology based (for e.g. you don't need to know the specific function of cortisol, you just need to know it's a stress hormone.) I more or less included that for interest sakes.

So I beg to differ.

so, remember you do not have to bother yourself with trying to learn the roles of the systems in a stress response in significant detail for the exam. A brief overview is all that is required.

Yeah, I know it's probably too detail, but in terms of explaining things clearly, it does the job well.

If on the otherhand you are doing PSY1011 - Psychology 1A at Monash, that would probably be the standard.
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