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Chapter 14 def - Chapter 14 Health Psychology *health...

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Chapter 14 Health Psychology *health psychology- subfield psychology that is concerned with how psychological and social variables affect health and illness *stress- nonspecific response of the body to any demand made on it *stressor- anything that causes an organism to adjust and display the nonspecific stress response *general adaptation syndrome (GAS)- typical response to stressful situations that include the alarm, resistance, and exhaustion stages *acculturative stress- the stress of adapting to a new culture *posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)- set of symptoms that may follow deeply disturbing events; symptoms include reliving the event, difficulty in concentrating, sleep disturbances, anxiety, and guilt *primary appraisal- the first step of coping with stress; consists of determining whether an even is a threat *secondary appraisal- the second step in coping with stress; consists of deciding how to deal with the stress-producing situation *immune system- system that protects the body against foreign substances such as
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