Practical and Generalizable Stress Management Skills for College Freshmen
The rise in the number of college students seeking mental health services has led to a need for college campuses to address this issue. In this pedagogical prime essay, I describe a novel seminar style course to teaching stress management skills to undergraduate freshmen students, majoring in different disciplines. These stress management tools include deep breathing, yoga instruction, modifying self-talk, and strengthening communication skills. This essay may also benefit professors interested in integrating stress management tools into their courses. Future research is recommended to ascertain the effectiveness of a stand-alone freshmen stress management course compared to other modes of instruction.
Smith, L. B. (2021). Practical and generalizable stress management skills for college freshmen. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology. Doi:10.1037/stl0000252