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PSYCHOLOGY 3450: HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY TEST 3 STUDY GUIDE Please do not limit your studying to the topics on this study guide. Although most of the  questions on the test will be from those areas listed below, there will be some that are  not included here. Everyone has different study strategies, but it might be helpful if you  1) use your notes  in combination with the textbook  to write out the answers to the  questions below, and 2) then review, review, and review these questions and your  answers. Happy learning and good luck!  Chapter 7 Material Know   what   impact   stress   moderators   can   have   on   stress,   psychological  responses, and illness.  What is meant by saying coping is a dynamic process? Coping is thoughts and  behaviors used to manage the internal and external demands of situations that  are appraised as stressful; Dynamic Stress is a series of transitions btw person  and   environment.   Person:   resources,   values,   commitment.   Environment:  resources, demands, constraints Know how being optimistic can affect mental and physical health. Why may  optimists   cope   more   effectively?   Leads   to   better   coping   mechanisms   and  reduces risk of illness. Physiological control: belief that one can determine one’s  own behavior, influence one’s environment and bring about desired outcomes.  What is the “disease-prone personality”?  How is psychological control related to coping with stressful events?  Understand  how perceived control can be used to help people cope with stressful medical  procedures. Understand relationship between self-esteem and stress.
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Be able to identify and devine approach and avoidant coping styles. Know the  advantages and liabilities of each. Understand emotion-focused coping and approach-focused coping. When would 
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