The course exposes students to stress as experienced in different contexts of life. The nature of stress and the physiological and psychological effects of prolonged stress response. Includes short and long term somatic, behavioral techniques (exercise, relaxation, meditation, nutrition, time management and goal setting) for management of stress.The course further enables students to design appropriate communication strategies in an organization as a way of improving communication and avoiding any form of conflict.
It aims at equipping students with skills of how to help clients identify causes of stress in their lives and how to cope with stress so as to avoid its negative effects.
EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES
- By the end of the course, students should be able to:-
- Gain foundational knowledge on present sources and levels of stress and conflict and describe common physical and psychological stressors.
- Assess the behavioral, psychological, and physiological consequences of stress and develop strategies and personal action plan to managestress and resolve conflict.
- Explain how individual difference characteristics may provide resistance to stress and harness diversity and differences within the organization.
- Describe the individual and situational characteristics that appear to be associated with conflict/violence and develop skills as a rational conflict manager.