Stress-HumanImmuneSystem

Stress-HumanImmuneSystem - Stress, viruses and the immune...

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Stress, viruses and the immune system Cohen study o Stress measures o 400 persons exposed to common cold virus o most likely to develop cold: more stressful life events higher perceived stress higher negative affectivity Stress physiology of emotions Physical consequences Stress coping/problem focused o Origin, causes, solutions, plan, evaluate Explanatory style illustration Internal “I’m not smart” External “the test was unfair” Stable “I always do poorly on tests” Unstable “I was unprepared this one time” Global “I am not doing well in most of my classes” Specific “I’m not doing well in this particular class, but doing well in other classes” Optimistic vs. pess styles Optim o Good event: internal/stable/global o Bad event: external/unstable/specific Pess explain style PES o Good event: external/unstable/specific o Bad event: internal/stable/global Optimism and health Unrealistic optimism o Bad things are unlikely to happen
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2011 for the course PSYCH 12 taught by Professor Stock during the Fall '10 term at GWU.

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