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Library article selected - Posttraumatic stress in children and adolescents exposed to family violence: I. Overview and issues. See attachment
Effects of Stressors on Groups
What causes you stress? Is it the same thing that causes your friends and family stress? Stressors are highly personal and can vary widely between individuals. For example, in 2001, Marc Prensky divided the world into two groups: digital natives and digital immigrants. Digital natives are individuals who grew up in world full of digital technology. These individuals have never known a world without the Internet, digital music players, cell phones, computers, and other digital tools. By contrast, digital immigrants were born before these technologies became commonplace. While it is inaccurate to assume that everyone in the digital native group is a natural technology user or that all digital immigrants fear technology, the groups are often indicative of the willingness of each group to adopt new technologies and what aspects of the adoption process causes stress.
Stressors come in many forms and are not limited to a single cause or group. In addition to technology, stress can result from work, gender expectations, personal interactions, or a hundred other factors. To add to the complexity, something that causes extreme stress in one individual may cause little or no stress in another. Have you ever had a friend who was terrified of something that you found laughable? As you move forward through this course, it is important to be aware of the variability in what causes individuals stress and the steps that can be taken to minimize its impact.
To prepare for this Discussion:
• Consider different stressors in your life and how they impact your stress levels.
• Review Chapter 2, "The Sociology of Stress." Pay particular attention to the different types of stressors.
• Review Chapter 7, "Stress-Prone and Stress-Resistant Personality Traits," and the articles, "The Many Faces of Stress" and "Gender and Ethnic Differences in Stress Reduction, Reactivity, and Recovery." Consider the characteristics that influence the impact of stress.
• Review the article, "Internet Addiction Guide." Consider the impact of Internet addiction and the recommended treatment strategies.
• Go to the Walden Library and research a recent article (no more than 5 years old) on how a stressor impacts a specific group (e.g., caregivers, college students, an ethnic or cultural group, etc.).Library article selected - Posttraumatic stress in children and adolescents exposed to family violence: I. Overview and issues. See attachment.
With these thoughts in mind:
Post by Day 4 a brief description of the article you selected, including the stressor and group discussed in the article. Explain how this group might respond to the stressor. Recommend two techniques someone in this group might apply to reduce the stressor's impact. Explain why these techniques would be the best choice for this particular group.
Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning
Read a selection of your colleagues' postings.