Chapter 1 Definitions

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Chapter 1 The Development of the Field Behavioural Medicine - a branch of medicine concerned with the relationship between health and behaviour. The focus is usually on remediation. Health Psychology - the compilation of all that psychology has to offer to the diagnosis and treatment of illness as well as to people's attempts to maintain health and well-being Psychosomatic Medicine - Approach in which a particular medical complaint is viewed as being the result of an underlying chronic emotional conflict that ultimately surfaces in the forms of physiological symptoms. Germ Theory - a theory based on the discovery that many illnesses were caused by the activity of micro- organisms, such as bacteria. Gradient Of Reinforcement - the lag time between a behavior and a reinforcer; the greather the lag time, the weaker the behaviour. Delayed Gratification - term used by behaviourists to describe a situation in which there is a time lag between a behaviour and its reinforcement. Asymptomatic - conditions that are not accompanied by palpable symptons or sensations.
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