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Selye (1907-1982)

an endocrinologist, who explored physiological responses to stress, illness and disease. This led to the General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS) consisting threestages of stress; an alarm state, resistance state, and exhaustion state.

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September 28th 2021

cross sectional study

a research design based on selecting representative groupswho vary on a particular characteristic; when thecharacteristic is age, this design provides a means ofmaking developmental comparisons.