HDE 100C Lecture 6

HDE 100C Lecture 6 - HDE 100C: Adult Development and Aging...

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External/Contextual Illness Outcomes Internal/Personal HDE 100C: Adult Development and Aging Topic: Physical Health and Aging Readings: Textbook Chapter 6 I. Health-Age Relations: A Framework a. Health is a life-long process: bio-genetic and cultural-environment interaction. b. Health is maintained by the action (or not!) of healthy behaviors. c. Health is multi-dimensional across the lifespan: bio-physiological, cognitive, social. d. Health includes wellness and disease/illness. II. Factors that affect physical health over the adult lifespan a. External/contextual resources or impediments i. Tangible social support, money, and health systems b. Illness outcomes i. Exposure to a specific external health threat (e.g. a virus or an accident) ii. Occurrences of internal threats to health (e.g. cell pathology) c. Internal/personal resources or impediments i. Brain and physiological reserve capacity ii. Neural/physiological plasticity iii. Health behaviors iv. Allostatic load/stress III. Possible pathways for bio-genetic and cultural influences that co-determine health in later adulthood
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2010 for the course HDE 100C taught by Professor Gabston during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.

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HDE 100C Lecture 6 - HDE 100C: Adult Development and Aging...

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