promoting health

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Promoting Health
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Promoting health Health is more than the absence of illness How can we promote well-being? The goal of health psychology Coping with stress Promoting healthy behaviors
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Coping with Stress Problem-focused coping :  Changing events  that cause stress or changing how we interact  with stressor. Emotion-focused coping:   Attending to our  emotional needs. Useful when we cannot change the situation
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Perceived Control Control  over  stressors improves  health. Lack of control  more stress    poorer health.
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The sense of control External sense of control : Belief that life is  controlled by luck, fate, or other people. Internal sense of control : Believe that you are  responsible for the events that happen to you.
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Optimism and Pessimism Optimism : General tendency to expect good  outcomes Better immune functioning, health
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2011 for the course PSYCH 102 taught by Professor Jared during the Spring '07 term at Rutgers.

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