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Stress Management Research Paper


The purpose of this assignment is to help students learn where to find good information on stress management. Stress Management is an immense field with many different sources of information. Many people learn about this topic from family, friends, television, advertisements, magazines, web sites, community programs, etc. It is sometimes a challenge to distinguish between good and not so good information. It is important to be able to sift through the “latest craze” and “hearsay” and learn where to find accurate, up-to-date information on stress management.


The following is a list of possible topics from which you can choose for your research paper. Make sure that your paper explains how your topic relates to, is connected to, or influences stress and/or stress management. For instance, if you choose heart disease, your paper will need to be about a connection between stress and heart disease. If you choose music, it will need to discuss the relationship between music and stress.




Time management

Guided Imagery




Naps/ Sleep


Heart disease


Chronic disease

Personality types



Immune response

Fears and Phobias


Depression/ Suicide                               

Stress buffers



Rational Emotive Therapy

Alternative medicine

Occupational stress


Gender differences

Mind/body connection







**Note** After you choose a topic you will have to narrow it down so it is manageable to cover in a short essay. For example, an essay covering the effects of music on stress is too broad. Narrowing the topic to a specific genre of music will help to make the topic more manageable.



References for this paper need to be derived from professional scientific journals (scholarly resources). These journals are not magazines you can buy at the neighborhood grocery store. They are edited and published by professionals in the field of health, psychology, and medicine. They have no other purpose but to provide up-to-date, accurate health information. They do not sell anything or contain advertisements. These publications contain research studies that have been scrutinized by the scientific community for accuracy and content.


Some of the articles found in these journals are hard to read and some are boring – so don’t pick those. If you can’t understand what is being said, move to another article.



Your references should consist of the following:

·         1 from professional scientific journals (scholarly resources)

·         1 from a popular magazine such as Time, Newsweek, Men's Health, Psychology Today, etc.

·         Your Textbook 



This paper must follow the APA guidelines for research papers. APA stands for the American Psychological Association. This is the editorial style used in many of the social and behavioral sciences. This editorial style consists of rules or guidelines that a publisher observes to ensure clear and consistent presentation of written material.



Minimum of 3.5 pages of content

No resource older than 3 years (nothing prior to January 2010)

APA formatted, including Cover Page and Reference Page












Use your Rules for Writers Handbook by Hacker & Sommers for guidance in using APA


Adapted from:

Olpin, M. (n.d.). Stress management research paper. Retrieved from http://faculty.weber.edu/molpin/healthclasses/1110/stressresearchpaper.htm


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