Definition: There is no exact definition in the book, those which threaten the very basics of human survival.



In Your Own Words:
  • Any situation that threatens life directly.
  • Something that puts your well-being in danger.
  • Reaction to a primitive stressor (think simple) can be either fight-or-flight, or learned from previous encounters with the same stressor.



Examples/Functions:
  • Climate conditions
  • Hostile animals or attackers
  • Scarce resources those which threaten the very basics of human survival.
  • Poor shelter
  • Dehydration
  • Starvation
  • Lack of oxygen
  • Getting attacked by another person
  • Mortal attack
  • Exposure to the elements