- Read the article link below on “Why the Modern World is Bad for Your Brain”. Discuss why the author believes our brains are not designed to multitask.
- How does multitasking increase our stress levels? (discuss both nervous and endocrine system involvement).
Levitin, D. (2015). Why the Modern World is Bad for Your Brain. Accessed https://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/jan/18/modern-world-bad-for-brain-daniel-j-levitin-organized-mind-information-overload on August 17, 2017.
Take the following personality test to determine if you lean toward a Type A or Type B personality. Discuss and compare your results with your classmates. Do you think there is a strong link between having either of these personality types, stress, and heart disease? Why or why not?
Scott, E. (2017). The Type A personality quiz. Retrieved February 11, 2019, from https://www.verywellmind.com/the-type-a-personality-quiz-3961031?quizResult=
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2015). Accessed athttp://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pub/coping_with_stress_tips.html on August 17, 2017.
Lebowitz, D. B. (2016, February 16). 15 scientific tricks to beat stress, anxiety, and fear. Retrieved November 05, 2017, fromhttp://www.businessinsider.com/tricks-to-overcome-anxiety-and-fear-2016-2/#slowly-expose-yourself-to-the-things-youre-afraid-of-so-theyre-no-longer-unfamiliar-to-you-2
As you read the articles about stressors and coping, think about how you currently deal with stressors in your life. For your initial response, discuss and evaluate how well you deal with the top 3 stressors in your life.
Finally, choose a stress-coping technique not discussed in the Module 4 lecture material and write a summary sharing what you learned about this technique and its effectiveness on stress management.