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Running head: STRESS IN COLLEGE STUDENTSStress in College StudentsName:Course code & title:Institution:Instructor:Date:1STRESS IN COLLEGE STUDENTS2Stress in College StudentsWe often use the word stress when everything appears to be overwhelming and toomuch. In such circumstances, we feel overloaded with insecurities and skepticism regardingweather we can handle such pressures placed on our shoulders. Stress is, strictly speaking, anythingthat appears to challenge or threaten our overall wellbeing (Corbin, 2011). A reasonable amount ofstress gets us going and it is useful in our lives otherwise life would be pointless and probablyboring. A stressor refers to a stimulus that elicits stress in the affected individual. Noises, unfamiliarsituations and being around unfamiliar people are examples of stressors. Any individual isvulnerable to being stressed but in this paper, I will dwell on stress among college students.Stressful situations often elicit a reaction from the affected individual. Suchreactions may range from psychological defense mechanisms to physical responses. whenfaced with a stressful situation, the body responds by activating innate resources toprotect the individual. This situation has often been termed as fight or flight responseby psychologists (Girdano, 2012). Owing to this response, one can get him/herself out ofa threatening situation. For instance, if someone is upstairs and a fire breaks out, theindividual will d

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