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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style 7/7/11 health psychology: a subfield of psychology that provides psychologys contribution to behavior medicine. behavioral medicine: an interdisciplinary field that integrates behavioral and medical knowledge and applies that knowledge to health and disease stress: the process by which we perceive and respond to certain events, called stressors , that we appraise as threatening or challenging. general adaptation S elyes concept of the bodys adaptive response to stress in three stages alarm, syndrome (GAS): resistance, and exhaustion coronary heart the clogging of the vessels that nourish the heart muscle; the leading cause of death in disease: many developed countries Type A: Friedman and Rosenmans term for competitive, hard-driving, impatient, verbally aggressive, and anger-prone people Type B: Friedman and Rosenmans term for easygoing, relaxed people psychophysiological literally, mind-body illness, any stress-related physical illness, such as hypertension and...
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