Thinking Paper Assignment
“To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time.” James Baldwin
According to researchers in the field of PSYCHONEUROIMMUNOLOGY (PNI), the study of the relationships among the brain, the immune system, and psychological factors, has found that stress produces several outcomes. Stress may lead to PSYCHOSOMATIC DISORDERS: medical problems caused by the interaction of psychological, emotional, and physical difficulties.
Utilize the quote by James Baldwin cited above; the concept of wellness purported by Nobles; the concept of ‘White Spaces’ by Elijah Anderson and other reading to construct an 8 pages paper to address the experience of stress across the lifespan (your paper should examine threats to health and wellness faced by children, adolescents, and adults). The paper should include an analysis of the consequences of stress and the mechanisms people use for coping with stress (adaptive and maladaptive). In addition, you should look at how to achieve wellness across the lifespan.