Health, Stress and Coping Part 2

Health, Stress and Coping Part 2 - "Blessed is he...

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Unformatted text preview: "Blessed is he who has learned to laugh at himself for he shall never cease to be entertained." John Powell "Happiness is nothing more than health and a poor memory." Albert Schweitzer (18751965) "There ain't much fun in medicine, but there's a heck of a lot of medicine in fun." Josh Billings (1818 1885) "Laughter May Really Be The Best Medicine" (from National Safety News, April 1985) Go ahead. Laugh! It could be the simplest, cheapest, and most enjoyable way to improve your health, according to Dr. Donald W. Black, a University of Iowa psychiatric researcher. Black's report outlines an astonishing array of things that happen to the body when a person laughs. Besides the obvious quaking, sounds, increased blood flow, muscle contractions, and tears, laughter also appears to promote profound physiological changes affecting hormones, the immune system, and endogenous opiates (better known as the brain's natural morphine). Like sleep, laughter may serve some essential role that is not yet Conformity Can Make People Do Weird Things. Some Activators are Misleading. Safety Requires Personal Control and Interdependence. Safety Metrics Need to Focus on Process. Safety Reward Programs Should Pass the "Deadman's" Test. BehaviorBased Safety is a Continuous FourStep Improvement Process. According to Social Darwinism, people who don't buckle up, shouldn't. ...
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This note was uploaded on 06/21/2009 for the course PSYC 2004 taught by Professor Dmharris during the Fall '06 term at Virginia Tech.

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