A concept map showing the relationship between general stress and its effects on the body

a. Select the life stage of the patient that will be represented by the concept map.

Choose from the following age groups:

• Child (3–12)
• Adolescent (13–19)
• Young Adult (20–39)
• Adult (40–64)
• Mature Adult (65+)

b. Download the handout.

Download the Concept Mapping Guide handout.
c. Create a concept map.

Using the concept map format:

• Describe the response to a stressor and the meaning that the stressor has for an individual in an age group of your choosing.
• Depict how genetics, past experiences, conditioning, and cultural influences affect perception of stress and stressors in your selected age group?
• Indicate how stressors may be external or internal for the age group you have selected.
• Describe how individuals may be more vulnerable to the effects of stressors at certain times.