Wilson Lecture 2 [011410]

Wilson Lecture 2 [011410] - HealthPsychologyCourse465

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Health Psychology Course 465 Instructor: Dawn K. Wilson, Ph.D. Chapter One: What IS Health Psychology?
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 The Rise of Health Psychology Changing patterns of illness Acute Disorders short-term medical illnesses (recover or die) Examples: tuberculosis, pneumonia Chronic Disorders Slow-developing diseases. Often these cannot be cured, only managed. Psychological/Social factors are often  implicated as the cause. 
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How are chronic diseases linked  to health psychology? Since psychological and social factors  can cause chronic diseases,  it is  important to develop ways to change  health-compromising factors (such as  diet or smoking) Living with a chronic illness means  years of treatment regimens that may  affect family functioning
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 :  Advances in Technology and Research Ability to identify genes that contribute  to particular disorders. Should children be tested if a parent is  diagnosed with a genetic disorder? What changes will this lead to in the lives  of the children? What coping skills and behavioral changes 
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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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Wilson Lecture 2 [011410] - HealthPsychologyCourse465

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