CH14 - health psychology psychologists conduct and apply...

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health psychology psychologists conduct and apply research aimed at promoting human health and preventing illness stress adjusting to circumstance that disrupt a person’s equilibrium stressors events or situations to which people must adjust general adaptation syndrome 3 stage pattern of responses triggered by the effort to adapt to any stressor diseases of adaptation illnesses caused or worsened by stressors burnout gradually intensifying pattern of physical, psychological, and behavioral dysfunction in response to a continuous flow of stressors PTSD pattern of adverse and disruptive reactions following traumatic events social support network friends and social contacts on whom one can depend upon for help and support psychoneuroimmunology interaction of psychological, social, behavioral, neural, hormonal, and immune system processes that affect the body’s defenses against disease health promotion altering or eliminating behaviors that pose risks to health; encouraging healthy behaviors progressive muscle relaxation training learning to relax, involving tense muscles and then releasing the tension in those muscles - ego meditates conflicts between
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2009 for the course PSY PSY202 taught by Professor N/a during the Spring '09 term at High Point.

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