Health - Health Psychology + = Key Concepts Health...

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Key Concepts Health Psychology Health Psychology: health is the influence of both our physiology (diet/exercise) and psychology (stress/social support). Lifestyle Lifestyle: the patterns of our everyday decisions which characterize our behavior. Stress Stress: personal response to events that threaten to disrupt our daily behaviors.
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General Adaptation Syndrome Alarm Resistance Exhaustion COGNITIVE APPRAISAL
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Autonomic Nervous System Sympathetic Fight or Flight Eyes open Wide Mouth Goes Dry Hr Increase Start to Sweat Parasympathetic Eyes constrict Mouth Waters Digestion Blood away from muscles
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Relationship between Level of stress Length of the stressor (Cohen et al., 1998) 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 12 24 36 Health Level of Stress p. 498
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Stress Buffers Social Support Optimism vs. Pessimism Exercise p. 503
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