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Revista Brasileira de Terapias Cognitivas

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BONIFACIO, Shirlei de Paula; SILVA, Regina Cláudia Barbosa da; MONTESANO, Fábio Tadeu  and  PADOVANI, Ricardo da Costa. Investigation and management of stressful events among students of Psychology. Rev. bras.ter. cogn. [online]. 2011, vol.7, n.1, pp. 15-20. ISSN 1808-5687.

The aim of the present study was to investigate how potentially stressors events show up among undergraduate Psychology students of final grades and the strategies commonly used to manage it. Moreover, the presence of physical and psychological symptoms of stress was inquired. Seventeen students participated of the study. The instruments used were: Interview for Research on Stress and Stress Symptoms Inventory for Adults. The results allowed us to conclude that the new demands related to live in house ship, the adaptation to new and different obligations related to the experience of learning, the need to organize the time and activities, and the establishment of new interpersonal relations represented potential stressing factors for a significant portion of the college student population.

Keywords : psychology; stress; students.

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