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Unformatted text preview: PSC 126: Spring PSC 126: Spring 2011 2011 What percent of all physical illnesses have psychological causes? a. 75 % b. 50% c. 90% d. 25% This estimate is: a. Too high b. Too low c. About right Health psychology is about: How the intangible affects the tangible How attitudes, emotions, and relationships affect health and illness Mind-body medicine Psyche-soma Psychosomatic disease The state of the mind affects The state of the mind affects the health of the body the health of the body Emotion: Emotion: to move to move Emotions move us Emotions move us E-motion motion Behavior Behavior Physiology Physiology Why are some people healthy and others are not? Two important concepts: Vulnerability: Why do people get sick? Resistance : Why do people stay healthy? Health-Enhancing or Health Compromising? Exercise Accident prevention Healthy diet Cancer screening Weight control Sleep Substance abuse Alcoholism Other drugs Smoking Risk taking Casual sex Rising stress impacting college students...
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