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Stephen Hansell, Ph.D. Department of Sociology Institute for Health Research http://sakai.rutgers.edu shansell@rci.rutgers.edu 609-203-2830
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EXAM Monday 2/21 9:50-11:10 Bring Pencils Know your RUID
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Class 9 Personality and Health
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III. Hypotheses about causes of essential hypertension A. Salt consumption 1. Moderns eat more salt than hunter-gatherers B. Genetic transmission 1. High BP is 20% genetic C. Stress 1. Hypertension is more common in modern, complex society
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E. Pattern: higher SES strongly associated with better health 1. SES more important than race or culture in determining physical and mental health
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I. Epidemiology of Gunshot Deaths A. Gunshot deaths unique US problem B. Gun in the home increases odds of gunshot deaths C. Owning a gun increases chances of victim being killed when criminal breaks into home
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II. Type A Coronary Prone Behavior Pattern A. Discovery B. Definition 1. Competitive achievement orientation 2. Sense of time urgency 3. Excessive hostility (most important)
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Unformatted text preview: 2. Research results a. Type A's have 2 times the coronary heart disease than B's b. A's respond to stress with stronger physical reactions than B's E. Other outcomes 1. Hostility and aggressiveness 2. Time pressure 3. Competitive achievement striving 4. Interaction style 5. Symptom suppression 6. Attentional style 7. Social relations of A's a. Good for work, getting things done b. Not so good for family relationships F. Treatment 1. Relaxation techniques 2. Change person's perception of stressors 3. Modest results G. Overall assessment 1. Some ambiguities in definition and measurement 2. Little understanding of etiology 3. Little success with treatment 4. But important, relatively large effects on health and social outcomes Stephen Hansell, Ph.D. Department of Sociology Institute for Health Research http://sakai.rutgers.edu shansell@rci.rutgers.edu 609-203-2830...
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2011 for the course 920 210 taught by Professor Hansell during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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