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To understand and manage sources of professional stress.
To distinguish the main ways of classifying stress
Describe the mechanism of stress formation
Course Entry Requirements:
I. Stress concept
Historical presentation, definition
II. Factors of professional stress and their influence.
Classification of stress generating factors. Stress factors at the organizational-management level. Stress factors at operational level
III. Effects of stress over the person
Effects at the biological, behavioural, affective and cognitive level
IV. Mechanisms for stress adaptation
Defence and coping mechanisms: a comparison. Efficient adaptation vs difficulties in adaptation; analysis of the consequences over the person
V. Theoretical perspectives about adaptation to stress
Attributions, locus of control, cognitive distortions and their effects. Coping styles
VI. Strategies for stress management
Prevention strategies. Strategies for cognitive intervention, relaxation techniques, changing the coping style, assertive training, time management.
VII. Stress management in organizations
Prevention of stress in organizations. Reduction of professional stress: organizational intervention and change
Lecture, conversation, exemplification.
Ability to understand sources of professional stress
Ability to make an intervention plan for prevention or reduction of professional stress in organizations
Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:
Written paper – interpretative essay – 80%; continuous assessment – 20%.
Cavalcanti, Leandro, and Sofia Azevedo,
Psychology of Stress New Research, Nova Science Publishers
, New York
Managing the Risk of Workplace Stress: Health and Safety Hazards, Routledge
How to Be a Motivational Manager: An Essential Guide for Leaders and Managers Who Need to Get Fast Results with Minimum Stress, Howtobooks