Psych notes November 12th 2009

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Psych notes November 12 th 2009 Chapter Health Psychology Focus on pages: 608-614; 618-628 1. Devoted to understanding the psychological influence of a. How people stay healthy b. Why they become ill c. How they respond when they do get ill 2. Stress and Stressors 3. Stress: the process of adjusting to circumstances that disrupt, or threaten to disrupt, a person’s equilibrium a. Stress involves a transaction between people and their environments b. We refer to stress as a stimulus when we make statements such as: i. I’ve got a lot of stress in my life right now ii. I have three exams next week iii. I lost my class notes c. Stress can also be a response that has cognitive physiological. And behavioral components i. I’m feeling all stressed out ii. I’m tensed up iii. I’m having trouble concentration on things 4. Stressors: the events or situation to which people must adjust 5. Stressors a. Life changes and strains b. Catastrophic events c. Daily stressors 6. Stress mediators a.
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2011 for the course PSYCH 0010 taught by Professor Tokowitz during the Spring '09 term at Pittsburgh.

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