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environmental stress theory

the concept that autonomic and cognitive factors combine to form an individual’s appraisal of stressors in the environment as threatening or nonthreatening. Stressors perceived as threatening may lead to stress reactions involving physiological, emotional, and behavioral elements, which in turn may elicit strategies designed to cope with and potentially adapt to the threat.

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March 3rd 2024



1. symbol for the coefficient of concordance.

2. symbol for the statistic obtained from the Wilcoxon rank-sum test.