Walter Cannon

Answer:

Physiologist employed at Harvard; first to describe body's reaction to stress; first to identify the flight-or-fight response.

flight-or-fight response

Answer:

The body's stress reaction that includes an increase in heart rate, respiration, blood pressure, and serum cholesterol.

Hans Selye

Answer:

A, (1907-1982) Psychologist who researched a recurring response to stress that he called the general adaptation syndrome; studied rats and exposed them to stress -- found regardless of the stressor the body reacted in the same way (later proved incorrect)

Hans Selyn defined stress as _________

Answer:

the nonspecific response of the body to any demand made upon it. This means good things (eustress) and bad things (distress) experience the same physiologically.

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