INTRODUCTION TO STRESS

SLP Assignment

For this SLP assignment, you will research the four major categories of stress, then develop an action plan that targets your greatest source of stress. Please review the SLP Assignment Expectations below. Remember this is a presentation assignment. You do not need to write long paragraphs of information on each slide; however, do provide enough text to convey each of the topics below. Use images throughout your presentation to support the research; however, the images themselves should not stand alone on the slide without explanation.

Your assignment will be to develop a PowerPoint presentation that includes the following:

Slide 1
Title Slide with Name, Course, and Date

Slide 2 – Introduction
Topics to be covered in outline form

Slides 3-5
In your own words, write down a definition for stress. List and describe four examples each for a physical type of stress, cognitive type of stress, emotional type of stress, and behavioral type of stress (see the Stress Warning Signs and Symptoms image from the Module Overview for guidance).

Show one image illustrating each category of stress (i.e., one image for physical stress, one image for emotional, one image for behavioral and one for cognitive).

Slide 6
Describe how stress can be positive. Give two examples and show an image to illustrate.

Slides 7-8
Develop an Action Plan

  1. What is the biggest source of stress in your life right now? Would you describe it as short- or long-term stress (or both)?
  2. Is this a positive or negative stress? Why?
  3. What (if anything) can you do to eliminate negative stress in an effective way from your life?

Slide 9 – Conclusion
Summarize your project findings.

Slide 10References
APA Format

Required Reading

Background Readings

Palmer, S., & Cooper, G. (2007). How To Deal With Stress. Chapter 01:  London: Kogan Page Ltd. Pgs. 1-19. ISBN: 9780749451936

Sapolsky, R. Brain Connection. Accessed at  on August 6, 2017.

E. (2009, December 20). Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers. Retrieved September 28, 2017, from 

G. (2012, March 20). Robert Sapolsky: When is Stress Good for You? Retrieved September 28, 2017, from 

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