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Psc 126 notes - PSC 126 Spring PSC 126 Spring 2011 2011...

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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 ¾ 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 ¾ Behavior Behavior ¾ 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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Psc 126 notes - PSC 126 Spring PSC 126 Spring 2011 2011...

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