Notes 3-4-08

Notes 3-4-08 - Personality Psych Lecture March 4, 2008...

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Personality Psych Lecture March 4, 2008 Kobasa Inventory- Hardiness Score Testing Hardiness: more stress = more problems, health issues, emotional issues. -some people are resilient to this, can avoid it somehow to have it affect less. 3 Aspects 1. control- personal control over what happens to you and the outcomes affected. 2. commitment- see yourself as something important and see it as a challenge 3. change- challenge as a change and see it as a goal. Low Hardiness Score, bad? No, can be taught hardiness. Over years, this inventory has been used widely and is reliable. Increased hardiness, lowered illness under stress What do they do that is hardy to resist stress? -Hardy people: have different attitudes about life. 1. hardiness may decrease negative emotions. Negative emotions = lowered immune system = illness. Stress (from neg. emotions) = autonomic nervous system aroused, puts pressure on cardiovascular etc if this is persistent. Major physiological pathways. 2. use coping mechanisms effectively.
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course PSY 507 taught by Professor Hayden during the Spring '08 term at Wisconsin.

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Notes 3-4-08 - Personality Psych Lecture March 4, 2008...

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