Class Introduction1-09

Class Introduction1-09 - Mortality number of deaths due to...

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 Chapter 1:  What is Health Psychology Introduction to Health Psychology
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  What is Health Psychology?
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  What are some focus areas of  Health Psychology?
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  What is the  “mind-body relationship”?
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  What are some historical perspectives on the mind-body relationship?
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  Contemporary Viewpoint Despite criticisms of early views, it did lay groundwork  for current holistic view Physical health is interwoven with psychological and  social environment ALL conditions of health and disease are interwoven  in this way The mind and the body cannot be separated in matters  of health and illness 
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  Changing Patterns of Illness
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  Key Concepts: Epidemiology Morbidity number of cases of a disease that exist at some given point in  time Incidence number of new cases at a given time Prevalence total number of existing cases at a given time
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Unformatted text preview: Mortality number of deaths due to a particular cause What are some ways we see the rise of the prominence of health psychology? Key Concepts: Methodological Contributions Psychologists have methodological and statistical expertise that is required for rigorous research investigations Experiments Two or more conditions differ from each other in exact and predetermined ways; Random assignment Randomized clinical trials Experiments to evaluate treatments/interventions and effectiveness over time Key Concepts: Methodological Contributions Correlational Studies Comparing changes in variables (cannot determine causality Prospective Designs (longitudinal) Looking forward Retrospective Research Looking backward What are some overarching models of health care?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2009 for the course PSYCH 531 taught by Professor Kelly during the Spring '09 term at Ohio State.

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