Health Psychology and sexual Motivation

Health Psychology - Health Psychology Health Psychology Field of psychology concerned with how psychological and social variables affect health and

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Health Psychology Field of psychology concerned with how psychological and social variables affect health and illness Major goal: promote health and prevent illness
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Health Psychology Guided by a biopsychosocial model, which links physical health to state of mind and the world around you
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The Biopsychosocial Model Biological Factors Social Factors Psychological  Factors Wellness
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Mind Over Matter: Placebo  Effects More than just biology  Placebo Effect For a wide range of afflictions: 30 to 40% of patients experience relief after taking a  placebo Physical body actually gets better
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Positive Illusions Unrealistic Optimism Unrealistically positive views of the self Illusion of Control
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Unrealistic Optimism Students tend to rate their own chances as above  average for positive events and below average for  negative events. 
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Unrealistically Positive Views of  the Self Everyone thinks they are above average Ex: High school students:   70% above average in leadership; 
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course PSY 101 taught by Professor Dan during the Fall '08 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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Health Psychology - Health Psychology Health Psychology Field of psychology concerned with how psychological and social variables affect health and

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