Psy : Critical Thinking Paper

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PSY: Critical Thinking Paper - Iman Albarakat
Miriam comes from a strict religious Muslim family. And since her parents escaped from a poverty stricken country and from a civil war, they are very harsh on her to make sure that her grade are superb and that she has every opportunity to do well and have a wonderful future. Her parents pressure her into taking the hardest classes and pursuing the most advanced programs. They want her to go into a high ranked profession. From all this pressure Miriam is suffering from depression, an eating disorder, and a phobia of failure. She feels as if that her family 's well being relies on her success. Her stress levels are high and she feels as if she may break at the slightest mistake and fall apart at any second. She’s frustrated that her family is pressuring her so much to succeed and the fact that they only pressure her because they feel as if they failed in their lives and want to succeed through her success’. What is stress? Stress is a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances. Stress can be a good or bad thing, depending on the circumstances. An example of good stress would be having to choose between two great job offers. An example of bad stress would be having to choose between two not so ideal jobs because you can’t afford to keep living without a job. Either way everyone has some type of stress in their life and it can’t be avoided.
Stress plays a major factor in…

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