Prior to completing this discussion, please interact with the Health Psychology learning object located in the left navigation bar of your online course, ensure you have finished the reading for this week, and have reviewed any relevant Instructor Guidance that will help prepare you for this activity. Identify a stressful life event (if you need help coming up with something, see Table 9.1 in Chapter 9 of your text). Specify why, in your opinion, it is stressful and the share the life change unit score. Describe current trends in coping with stress. Next, illustrate your own unique coping plan for this life event and discuss the plan’s general advantages and disadvantages. Be sure to use theory and research to support your plan.
Your initial post must be a minimum of 200 words and you must utilize at least one scholarly source (e.g., the course textbook, a peer-reviewed article from the Ashford University Library, or a professional web source) that is cited according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. For further assistance in researching scholarly sources, please access the tutorials on the Ashford University Library website.
Guided Response: Respond to at least two of your classmates who chose a different life event than you. Ask any questions that might help to further your understanding of the discussion, or take the discussion to a deeper level. Do you agree with your classmate’s coping plan? Why, or why not? What would you do differently? What other technique might you suggest from your own research for this assignment that might have been effective in this incidence? Cite your source(s).