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Psych 101 lec1 - Psych 101 Lec 1 Health psychology 1 What...

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Psych 101 Lec 1 1/08/09 Health psychology 1. What is health pscyh? Biopsychosocial- biology, psychology, social Placebo effect- 40% of facts of given medication, beliefs effects health Everything covered in class Is the scientific contribution of psych to a. The promotion and maintenance of health-complete state of physical mental and social well being. b. Prevention and treatment of illness at the pyschological and social level c. Idenification of the causes of health, illness, and dysfunction-correlational studies, experimental studies, and put together evidence to understand what factors cause different aspects of illness d. Analysis and improvement of the health care system 2. “Empathic opportunity” report in new york times 37% of convos with oncologists They are not sure what there is to look forward to Oncologists responded with “coninuers”- recognition of emotional response to let the
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