Understanding Psychology

Chapter 15: Stress and Health

Web Activity Lesson Plans

"Stressed Out?"

Students have read about how college students can experience stress from all the changes they experience. In this exercise, students will read online pamphlets that have been provided for students overwhelmed by stress.

Lesson Description
Students will use information from these Web sites to learn about ways that students can balance their levels of stress. Students will read about how examining their feelings and using rational thinking can help reduce levels of stress, and how using ineffective coping strategies can aggravate stress levels. They will also learn techniques that can help them maintain balanced levels of stress. Students will then apply this information by designing collages that suggest stress management techniques to their fellow students.

Instructional Objectives
  1. Students will be able to explain ineffective and effective strategies of coping with stress.
  2. Students will be able to use this knowledge to design collages that suggest methods to balance levels of stress.
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