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Final exam Health psychology – how do psychological factors influence physical health o Definition Study of psychosocial factors important in physical health Stress and personality are the most studied Mind-body connection - o Models of psychosocial influence on health Psychosocial factors directly affect biological processes that cause/exacerbate disease Ex: stress suppresses immune system faster AIDS progression Long standing behavior patterns (enduring habits, lifestyle) increase risk for physical problems/disease Ex: unprotected sex higher risk for AIDS Stress o History Selye – injected rats with a chemical daily and rats with saline daily Chemical group : developed ulcers, physical problems Saline group: also developed ulcers Cause: stress of injection causing problems o Definition Stimulus Stressors – measured by life events or daily hassles o Predictability – if its unpredictable more stressful Boss loses cool: if unpredictable you might always
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