Prior to completing this discussion, please interact with the Health Psychology learning object located in the left navigation bar of your online course, ensure you have finished the reading for this week, and have reviewed any relevant Instructor Guidance that will help prepare you for this activity. Identify a stressful life event (if you need help coming up with something, see Table 9.1 in Chapter 9 of your text). Specify why, in your opinion, it is stressful and the share the life change unit score. Describe current trends in coping with stress. Next, illustrate your own unique coping plan for this life event and discuss the plan’s general advantages and disadvantages. Be sure to use theory and research to support your plan.
Your initial post must be a minimum of 200 words and you must utilize at least one scholarly source (e.g., the course textbook, a peer-reviewed article from the Ashford University Library, or a professional web source) that is cited according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. For further assistance in researching scholarly sources, please access the tutorials on the Ashford University Library website.
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Being overweight is something that has stressed me the entire part of my life. This is because my friends usually tease me about my weight as I am usually unable to do anything that requires body flexibility. This aspect leads to me having a low self-esteem as I feel inferior to those with normal weight. In order to combat this stress, there are several ways which I have tried out but none seem to be working. For instance, I try to avoid public places as much as I can and only hang out with my friends that do not tease me (Petri, 1981) …
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