Stress Management: The Importance of Cognitive Appraisal

Stress Management: The Importance of Cognitive Appraisal
Goals & purposes:
Upon completion of this module, students will be able to:
• Understand the importance of cognitive appraisal in stress and coping
• Identify his/ her own negative thoughts in a stressful event
• Identify a variety of cognitive distortions in his/ her thinking
• Apply rational thinking in coping with a stressful event
This e-learning package includes 14 videos to introduce the definitions of cognitive distortions. Real-life examples of these distortions are mentioned. It is designed to address students’ misunderstandings about the distortions that they might make when appraising the threat/ challenge of a stressful event.
Date released:
September 2022
Other creators:
  • E-Learning package
  • Video
  • Website
Target population:
  • University students (postgraduate)
  • University students (undergraduate)
Related EdUHK courses:
  • PSY3019 - Stress and Coping
  • CSL4039/ GEM 4004 - Mental Health Preparation for Teaching and Related Discipline
  • PSY5051 - Mental Health First Aid for Teachers
Mode of learning:
  • Self-paced
  • Structured lessons
Learning platform:
  • Online
  • Face-to-face
  • Hybrid
  • English
Related projects:
  • Enhancing Quality Online Learning and Teaching @ FEHD [Funding from EdUHK Central Reserve Allocation Committee]
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