This lesson is going to review an emotional response and its role in stress by covering:
The body reacts to negative events and things within the environment in different kinds of ways.
Stress is a reaction that a person's mind and body have to sudden changes within a person's environment. It causes a person to become excited and prepare for some kind of fight-or-flight response.
These reactions are normal and helpful in some kinds of ways, like if you need to get away from something dangerous. They can also be harmful particularly to a person's mind and behavior.
Frustration is a type of reaction. It is an emotional reaction that occurs when a person can't do something that he or she wants, or they can't reach his or her goal in some kind of way. In other words, the person is blocked in one way or another.
There are different factors that affect the feelings of frustration that a person might have. The obstacles or the things in the way of a person can be:
Your car has broken down
a guard or a bouncer or somebody that refuses to let you into someplace.
being physically unable to perform a task.
Other factors can increase feelings of frustration such as:
Frustration can lead to stress and anxiety within a person and can increase instances mental health-related issues. This can lead to physical issues as well because of the effect that stress can have on a person's body.
There are several typical reactions that a person can have to frustration. Some of them are positive such as:
Some reactions to frustration can also be negative:
Studies have shown that when a person is faced with something that's frustrating, they are more likely to engage in aggressive behaviors if they are exposed to more movies or games that are violent.
When you get really frustrated at something that happened at work, you might turn around and kick your chair.
Scapegoating is a form of displaced aggression, and is when a person or a group of people that are not at all responsible for a situation are blamed for it and some kind of aggressive action is taken towards them.
Frustration is an emotional reaction when a person is unable to gain what they want or reach a goal. The types of obstacles that can cause frustration can be external, social, or personal. Frustration can lead to stress and anxiety which can cause physical effects as well. There are several types of reactions a person can have. Positive reactions include persistence and variance. Negative reactions can include aggression, displaced aggression (including scapegoating), and escape.
Source: This work is adapted from Sophia Author Erick Taggart
An emotional reaction that occurs when a person cannot do what he or she wants or reach his or her goal.
A response to frustration where a person attempts to harm someone or something.
A response where a person takes out frustration on something completely unrelated.
When a person or group of people that are not responsible for a situation are blamed.
Moving away from the obstacle and the goal; abandoning what is causing frustration.