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Unformatted text preview: Health Psychology 465 Instructor: Dr. Dawn Wilson Chapter Eight: Using Health Services The biopsychosocial model. Biological, psychological, and social factors interact to produce health or disease. Recognition and Interpretation of Symptoms: Recognition Individual Differences in Personality Those who use the defense mechanism repression, when compared to those who dont Are less likely to experience symptoms Are less like to experience treatment side effects Monitors visit physicians with symptoms that are less severe than do blunters Neurotics recognize and report symptoms more quickly than those who are not neurotic Recognition and Interpretation of Symptoms: Recognition Cultural Differences Anglos tend to report more infrequent symptoms Mexicans tend to report frequently- occurring symptoms Attentional Differences Those who focus on themselves notice symptoms quicker than those who focus on their environment and activities Recognition and Interpretation of Symptoms: Recognition Situational Factors Boring situations make people more attentive to symptoms than do interesting situations Symptoms are noticed on days when a person is at home rather than days full of activity Medical Students Disease: as students study each illness, many members of the class imagine that they have it Recognition and Interpretation of Symptoms: Recognition Stress can precipitate or aggravate the experience of symptoms Closer attention to ones body when a vulnerable to illness is perceived Stress-related physiological changes may be interpreted as symptoms of illness. Recognition and Interpretation of Symptoms: Recognition Mood Those in a positive mood Rate themselves as more healthy Report fewer illness-related memories Report fewer symptoms Those in a negative mood Report more symptoms Are pessimistic about relieving their symptoms Perceive themselves as more vulnerable to future illness Recognition and Interpretation of Symptoms: Interpretation Example: A man in his 20s arriving at the Emergency Room with a number of relatives His only symptom: A sore throat Cultural interpretation: Staff joked about Italian...
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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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