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Socioeconomic status and health: neurobiological perspective – Roy SES is one of the strongest predictors of health in industrial nations. Humans are social creatures whose sense of well being comes from social interactions Hierarchical societies, individuals have to submit to those above them. Recognition of submission generates shame, anger, depression Emotions lead to activation of physiological alarm systems (fight or flight). Chronic activation of systems alters their set points which changes the systems
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Unformatted text preview: different target organs responsible for diseases such as diabetes o Increase cortisol increase in glucose, fatty acids, and insulin obesity and diabetes Perceived socioeconomic status is what matters; if believe that belong to a higher SES, you will have better health. It is possible to reverse affects of parent’s negative lives if you attend to the creature during critical period...
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2009 for the course DSOC 1101 taught by Professor Hirshel during the Fall '07 term at Cornell.

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