Stress Management. This seminar course will focus on the theoretical and conceptual foundations of stress and stress management. We will examine the biological, psychological, and social factors that often accompany the development of acute and chronic stress states, and how stress and stress management might affect one’s physical and mental health. Readings, class discussions, and class exercises will focus on the main factors underlying stress, as well as the basic elements of the major empirically tested stress management interventions (coping skills training, cognitive restructuring, problem-solving therapy, anger management, assertiveness training, relaxation techniques, etc.). Students are required to read peer-reviewed journal articles and participate in classroom discussions of the research findings. Students are also required to write several short papers and participate in practical exercises on the assessment and impact of stress and the use of specific stress management techniques. This seminar course is open only to advanced psychology majors.