Schmidt Alcohol lecture 11 [021810]

Schmidt Alcohol lecture 11 [021810] - HealthPsychology465

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Health Psychology 465 Instructor: Sara C. Schmidt Chapter Five: Health-Compromising Behaviors
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Chapter 4:  Health-Enhancing Behavior
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Characteristics of  Health-Compromising Behavior  Many of these behaviors share a  window of vulnerability in adolescence Drinking to excess Smoking  Illicit drug use Unsafe sex Risk-taking behaviors 
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Characteristics of  Health-Compromising Behavior Behaviors are tied to the peer culture Image of these behaviors as “cool,” “tough,” or  “savvy” Behaviors, though dangerous, are pleasurable. Behaviors develop gradually rather than being  acquired “all at once” Substance abuse of all kinds are predicted by the  same factors. Problem behaviors are related to the larger social  structure in which they occur
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Alcohol consumption by type of  drinker, adults, U.S., 2000.
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Alcoholism and Problem Drinking:   Scope of the Problem >20% of Americans drink at levels that  exceed government recommendations. Alcohol consumption is linked to: high  blood pressure, cirrhosis of the liver,  fetal alcohol syndrome, some cancers. One in 2 Americans will be in an  alcohol-related accident in his/her  lifetime. 
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Problem Drinking? Alcoholic Physical addition to alcohol Withdrawal symptoms when abstaining from  alcohol High tolerance for alcohol Little ability to control drinking Problem drinkers: may not have symptoms listed  above, but do have substantial social, medical or  psychological problems resulting from alcohol. Physiological dependence: drinking maintains 
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course PYSC 465 taught by Professor Wilson during the Spring '10 term at South Carolina.

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Schmidt Alcohol lecture 11 [021810] - HealthPsychology465

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