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Getting stuck in traffic, helping little kids get ready for school, or managing family conflicts are daily tasks that can sometimes cause even the toughest of people to feel stressed out—particularly during the holiday season when demands on time or finances increase. Dr. Sharon Webb, assistant professor of psychology and counseling at Gardner-Webb University, says there are many psychological and physiological symptoms that people experience when they go through something they perceive as stressful. “Perception is probably the key word, because often stress is experienced through many different kinds of events we encounter,” Webb stated.
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Office of University Communications, "GWU Psychology Professor Offers Information on Holiday Stress & Anxiety" (2016). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 729.