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HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY Study Guide Unit I: Health Behavior and Primary Prevention Lesson I-1: Definition of Health Psychology (CH.1, p.4) The Mind-Body Relationship (CH.1, pp.4-6) Why is the Field of Health Psychology Needed? (CH.1, pp.6-11) The Biopsychosocial Model in Health Psychology (CH.1, pp.11-13) What is Health Psychology Training For? (CH.1, pp.13-14) Objectives: a) Name four areas of focus of health psychology b) Give two reasons why the increasing occurrence of chronic disorders has spawned the field of health psychology. c) Describe four research methods commonly used by health psychologists. d) Identify the liabilities and shortcomings of the biomedical model. e) Name three implications of the biopsychosocial model. Key terms: health etiology psychosomatic medicine acute disorder chronic disorder epidemiology morbidity mortality biopsychosocial model systems theory Lesson I-2: The Nervous System (CH.2, pp.17-21) The Endocrine System (CH.2, pp.21-27) Objectives: a) Describe the divisions of the nervous system shown in Figure 2.1. b) Compare the structure and function of the three sections of the brain. c) Discuss the effects that the release of catecholamines can have on the body. d) Describe seven disorders of the nervous system. e) Identify the function of the anterior and posterior pituitary gland. f) Distinguish between Type I and Type II diabetes. Key terms: nervous system sympathetic nervous system parasympathetic nervous system medulla pons cerebellum thalamus hypothalamus 1
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cerebral cortex neurotransmitter catecholamine endocrine system pituitary gland adrenal glands Lesson I-3: The Cardiovascular System (CH.2, pp.22-26) The Respiratory System (CH.2, pp.26-29) Objectives: a) Discuss the role of the blood as a transport system. b) Explain how the arteries and veins differ in their function. c) Distinguish between the systole and diastole phases of the cardiac cycle. d) Identify the factors that affect heart rate. e) Describe the common disorders of the cardiovascular system, including those related to blood cell production and clotting. f) Identify the factors that influence blood pressure. g) List the components of blood. h) Name thee major functions of the respiratory system. i) Describe the common disorders the respiratory system. Key terms: cardiovascular system atherosclerosis angina pectoris myocardial infarction (MI) blood pressure platelets respiratory system Lesson I-4: The Digestive System (CH.2, pp. 29-31) The Renal System (CH.2, pp.31-32) The Reproductive System (CH.2, pp.32-36) Objectives: a) Discuss the role of the stomach, pancreas, liver, small intestine, and large intestine in digestion. b) Describe the common disorders of the digestive system. c) Identify the contents and function of urine.
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