Chronic Stress Around the World
Readers, have you ever been so stressed everyday to the point where you’re not being able to get stuff done, always having financial problems,or not being able to think properly? We are studying chronic stress and how it affects people in the world. It’s being studied in schools,different countries, and on people or animals. It shows up when you start to forget things, or have trouble concentrating. People became aware of chronic stress in 1915, when a rat was exposed to a stressor. The founder of chronic stress is “Hans Selye”, he tested on rats and had his own process known as “general adaptation syndrome” (Petticrew, 2014). It can be studied in health psychology, and it can help people cope with stress.
Stress impacts health through social and physical environments, affecting biological processes and driving maladaptive health behaviors. It’s important because, stress can make a lot of people do dumb things, like hurting someone,yelling at people for no reason, and mainly tryna commit suicide. Chronic stress should be addressed, and the government should help people who are on the edge of falling and just shutting down since it’s getting to become too much for the people.Too much stress can cause physical and mental health problems. Chronic stress causes people to have heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and arthritis. “Stress can also cause you to have a stroke, a hard time sleeping and heart disease. Because too much stress can cause problems that can be fatal, and it will make the people have a hard time doing what they have to do” (Mayo Clinic Staff, 2023).
Two case studies from psychology and history provide strategies for instructors to help students. Recent research indicates that many undergraduates struggle to distinguish credible and noncredible sources due to their training and experiences.Because colleges expect you to do so much, it becomes overwhelming and it can turn into stress. “many undergraduates are unable to discriminate between credible and noncredible sources, in part because they lack the proper training and relevant experiences”(Calkins, Susanna,2020). Because it shows what students lack and stresses the most, it gives people more of an insight or an eye opener on what these college kids’ minds are with all the stress. I understand that you can bounce back from stress, but it all depends on the way you take information. I agree with what the Author is saying, because too many college teachers expect you to learn so much while starting fresh, everything becomes too new to kids and from learning so little they start to stress over it. I don’t think it’s either, I feel like it’s more so getting an understanding or trying to solve a situation. It is very believable, there is a good amount of college kids who feel like it’s too much for them. They also have a bad case of stress levels, because of either money problems, working while learning, or lack of motivation which gives them a high chance of dropping out.
The article “Companion Animals in Natural Disasters: A Scoping Review of Scholarly Sources” by Travers, et al. examines scholarly research on people and their companion animals during disasters, revealing two central themes: companion animals as a risk factor to human health and safety and companion animals being “at risk” themselves. It also explores the concept of “responsibility” and the implications of human-nonhuman animal relationships for disaster response. “The loss and suffering of companion animals in disasters causes deep distress, diminishing people’s capacity to rebuild their lives”(Travers, Cheryl,2021). Because people get stressed but never think about how badly they stress out animals. They stress them out so much by taking their habitats away, or locking them up to do shows for people, or constantly cutting down trees in forests. They either become extinct, or gotta travel far to find a new habitat to survive in the wild. “People may make evacuation decisions based on their companion animal’s welfare, therefore exposing themselves, their companion animals, and emergency responders to increased risk for injury or death”(Travers, Cheryl,2021). I understand it alot because I saw it happen on the news, and it can be stressful for animals and people, people die or the animals die or run away. I don’t think I gained anything because I already know about all of this based on experience. I agree with their opinions, because no one ever has the time to help these animals who are in need of a habitat or home in the wild, instead of capturing them, they just need to help them. Once again it’s neither, it’s more so giving important info on how to help these animals and workers who are causing this to happen. It’s believable, because a lot of people talked about the issue and it was on the news being talked about, which the government ain’t helping the situation.
Corboz’s article “raq’s Sources of Emulation: Scholarly Capital and Competition in Contemporary Shiʿism” examines the scholarly credentials of 14 Shiʿi religious scholars competing in the marjaʿiyya field in Iraq. It conceptualizes the field using Pierre Bourdieu’s notion and analyzes credentials of scholarly capital. It shows that different cultures and their expectations for their scholars to do certain things,can cause the scholars to stress a lot, because everything that they have to do has to be perfect. Since they are religious and competing against each other, they have to act a certain way 24/7 and make no mistakes on what they’re doing. “Religious knowledge is at the heart of the Shiʿi system of clerical authority known as the marjaʿiyya. Given the multiplicity of more or less well-established claimants to the position”(Corboz, Elvire,2019). It’s not that critical since I’m not within that religion, but it shows the critical work that the scholars have to do in order to please their parents or look good to everyone in their religion. I gained more information about this particular religion, and how they overwork their scholars to become very successful,but also stress them out. There are no opinions to agree with, the source is not biased or anything, just telling us what they got to do and that it can sometimes be stressful and overwhelming for them. It could be believable or not, it depends because every religion is different and we’re not a part of that particular religion. If it is true, then most likely it was probably googled in order to find out, or if it’s in a movie based on their religion.
“College Classroom Diversity as a Source of Scholarly Learning for Teachers” by Lutz, et al. explores the benefits of inclusive teaching practices in international college classrooms, focusing on the teachers involved. It found that teachers in social sciences and humanities use diverse classrooms more often than those in sciences. It can stress students and teachers out, since they gotta mainly focus on helping the other students who gotta learn english and do the work. Not every student can get the help they need when teachers gotta speak a certain language for students who don’t understand.”This under-researched impact of inclusive teaching practices points to an untapped potential for academic scholarship”(Lutz, Christel,2023). It’s critical because they are not really helping any students out there just going half way through different types of work. No, I don’t agree with any, it may sound like it’s a great idea to help-out students and focus on training teachers, but it still gonna stress both parties out. I don’t think it’s biased towards anyone, I know that because the author is trying to tell us what the schools and teachers can do to have a diverse classroom. It is believable that there are some classrooms around the world who have tried it out,and some may have turned out good and others not so much.
“Does Belief in a Just World Moderate the Relationship Between Financial Stress and Suicide Risk in University Students?” by Yang, et al., found that financial stress increases suicide risk in university students, despite the established relationship between financial stress and suicide risk. The study found that financial stress had a significant negative impact on students with low or mean levels of just world self, but not high levels. This source relates to my social issue because it talks about students and people who have a hard time with their financial problems which can cause stress. It’s critical because a lot of people have trouble with paying shit off, especially students who can’t pay for their fees or make payments towards their college stuff. It can be overwhelming with trying to pay the fee off, and it can cause suicide.I don’t agree with the way they are going about it, the government not really helping out. It’s not being biased, but it’s also not really helping any of them out, they are still gonna stress about finances and it may cause them to commit. This source is believable, it happens everytime a student gets into college and can’t be able to help themselves with their financial issues.
Pappa’s study, “Sources of stress and scholarly identity: the case of international doctoral students of education in Finland” examines stressors and coping strategies in doctoral education, focusing on Finnish international doctoral students.To make stress a positive force, they needed to mediate its presence and effects through personal resources, associating meaning to their research, and positioning themselves within their academic and social environment. The author, Pappa says ”It talks about the stress doctoral students go through while studying and training, and that they have higher expectations on their education since they’re in a foreign country.” Considering the increase of international doctoral students in Finland, this study focuses on perceived sources of stress in their doctoral training and how their scholarly identity is involved when responding to them”(Pappa, Sotiria,2020). This info is critical because it’s causing the students to have tension and more stress while they’re getting their education. I learned that in new countries they have many different expectations for their doctoral students, and gotta deal with the stress. I agree that stress can sometimes be negotiable, and a professional development. This source is believable, in many countries everyone is different, and everybody stresses more or stress less. I don’t think it’s biased towards no one, it’s giving people more knowledge on what the expectations are for doctoral students in a foreign country.
The issue with stress in schools has gotten worse, especially in different countries. Students gotta act a certain way, do a lot of work in school and out of school, and it becomes very stressful when they can’t get any help from no one. In the article of “Doctoral Students in Philly” it says that, “Stress continues to have a permeating and pernicious effect on doctoral students’ experience of their training and, by extension, their future participation in the academic community”(Pappa, Sotiria,2020). Doctoral students have to study and work hard, and that it’s mostly very stressful for them and overwhelming to focus and get stuff done. All the stress started when students decided that they wanted to get into that type of field and put the work in to become successful, they probably thought it was easy or challenging. The stress on the students has gotten worse over time, they have to make sure they’re perfect at everything including training, the way they act, and how they’re gonna communicate with others while stressing. People in general have troubles with their finances including students in college, this is something that needs to change to lift a lot of weight off their shoulders so they can live life peacefully, but they can’t do that if they are struggling and stressing about money.
The people that are training to become a doctor, and the ones that are in college for it that gotta do the hard work and the training as well. They stress a lot, work a lot, and gotta learn and remember a lot. It’s overwhelming and can put a lot of pressure on themselves, they gotta get out of their comfort zone more and act differently which is really stressful. Also it affects the people also working there, like the principal who has to get prepared to meet the doctoral student, and to do funding and career prospects. The article “ the case of international doctoral students of education in Finland” says, “In Finland, this study focuses on perceived sources of stress in their doctoral training and how their scholarly identity is involved when responding to them”(Pappa, Sotiria,2020). It became stressful for the principal to also do research and get everything ready to look perfect while lacking a supportive network. College students and the people are also affected by this issue, times get rough and it ain’t a lot of help that the government is giving to the people who stress about money problems and help in schools.
The government did make a new law for Finland,but it never addressed the situation of what actually needs to be done. Probably would make it better if they did get involved, but it’s mainly just school connections, and what the school is gonna do with the doctoral students. It’s also up to the principal to get everything in order, but if it comes down to it being a problem and that he needs help, then the government can get involved with that. I think the whole issue is getting more so ignored than addressed. People ain’t gonna stress for them, so they have no reason to address the issue, they can either agree or disagree with it. This is the author Pappa,Sotria quote, “ However, in order for stress to become a positive and motivational force, participants had to mediate its presence and effects by means of personal resources”(Pappa, Sotiria,2020). The doctoral students don’t have to deal with social consequences, no one can be judged really, except for the government who constantly denies everything.
It’s very stressful for students in general, they gotta work hard, have certain expectations, and please certain people to make sure they look good and so the students. The major points are that stress can cause you to do a lot of things, like working your brain, and getting frustrated and angry. Stressing can be dangerous, especially with a person who is already fed up with life, it can cause them to do damage to themselves or to others. For people who stress a lot it’s hard for them to get their work done, or to do their job correctly and remember important stuff. The impact will be just everyone getting fed up and starting riots, petitions, or causing harm to people. It’s even harder for a person to not get stressed when they have financial issues, are behind on payments, or out on the streets tryna get a job.
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