Health Psychology - Goal is to remove behavioral risk...

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Health Psychology Health Psychology: Uses behavioral principles to prevent illness and promote health Behavioral Medicine: Applies psychology to manage medical problems Example: asthma and diabetes Lifestyle Diseases: Diseases related to health-damaging personal habits Example: Stroke and lung cancer Behavioral Risk Factors Behaviors that increase the chances of disease, injury, or premature death Disease-Prone Personality: Personality type associated with poor health Person tends to be chronically depressed, anxious, and hostile Ways to Promote Health and Early Prevention
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Unformatted text preview: Goal is to remove behavioral risk factors Refusal Skills Training: Program that teaches young people how to resist pressures to begin smoking Can be applied to other drugs and health risks Life Skills Training: Teaches stress reduction, self-protection, decision making, self-control, and social skills Ways to Promote Health and Early Prevention (Continued) Community Health Campaigns: Community-wide education projects designed to lessen major risk factors Wellness: Positive state of good health and well-being...
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