The theme of this course is “Psychophysiological stress mechanism”. This course deals with evaluation methods for psychophysiological stress response. Especially for physiological stress response, autonomic nervous system activation will be measured by each student to facilitate students’ understanding of stress response.
This course aims to cultivate the students’ abilities to: understand human-beings multilaterally, analyze the data of autonomic nervous system activation, select an appropriate physiological parameter to conduct stress research.
(English) Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
1) Explain the mechanism of psychophysiological response to stress;
2) Collect and analyze the data of autonomic nervous system activation;
3) Explain the appropriate physiological parameter to be collected for the different purposes.
health, psychophysiology, stress, autonomic nervous system, endocrine system, heart rate
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
The students learn evaluation methods of physiological stress response through group work and lectures. Class is held at 4th Q.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||The Forefront of Stress Research||State the forefront of stress research|
|Class 2||Evaluation of stress: psychological aspect||Explain the mechanism of psychological stress response.|
|Class 3||Evaluation of stress: physiological aspect||Categorize the evaluation methods for physiological aspect of health|
|Class 4||What is "Polyvagal theory”？||State the "Polyvagal theory".|
|Class 5||Polyvagal theory and trauma||State the traumatic stress by polyvagal theory.|
|Class 6||Psychological stress experiment: planning||Make a plan for psychological stress experiment|
|Class 7||Students present their understanding and their plans for stress experiment.||Present a plan for psychological stress experiment.|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Course materials are posted on OCW-i and/or provided during the classes.
Students are encouraged to actively participate in discussion and group work during classes. For evaluation of several physiological stress responses, each student writes and submits a “short report” on what he/she learned through the lecture and original survey. Moreover, each student writes and submits a “final report” on experiment planning.
Assessment will be based on: “short report” (30% in total); final report (50%); and four presentation (in total 20%).
Students are expected to be familiar with searching for articles in an academic article database (EBSCOhost, Web of
Science Core Collection, PubMed, etc.), and be interested in understanding people from many perspectives.
This course consists of the content of science.