Lecture 2- Importance and careers

Lecture 2- Importance and careers - Goals Define Health and...

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10/4/11 Goals Define Health and Patterns of Health Importance Health Psychology Careers in Health Psychologists and other professionals
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10/4/11 Causes of Death in 1900
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10/4/11 Infant mortality in the United States
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10/4/11 Patterns of Illness Number of deaths for leading causes of death (2007) Heart disease: 616,067 Cancer: 562,875 Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 135,952 Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 127,924 “We are now living long enough to slowly fall apart” -Robert Sapolsky (1998)
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10/4/11 Treatment Implications of Chronic Illness Behavioral Factors Long term treatments Understand Adjust Lifestyle Distress
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10/4/11 What is health? Biomedical model: 1) Absence of Disease “I have no disease, therefore I’m healthy” 1) Caused by Biological Factors 1) Compatible with infectious diseases
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10/4/11 What is Health? Biopsychosocial model 1) Positive Condition “I have no disease, but I may not be healthy” 1) Holistic Approach 1) Physical, Psychological, and Social Well being and causes
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