Health Study Guide 1

Health Study Guide 1 - 1 Health Study Guide 1 Ch 2-Phychosocial Health A Defining Psychosocial Health They feel good about themselves They feel

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1 Health Study Guide 1 Ch. 2-Phychosocial Health A) Defining Psychosocial Health: They feel good about themselves They feel comfortable with other people They control tension and anxiety They are able to meet the demands of life They curb hate and guilt They maintain a positive outlook They enrich the lives of others They cherish the things that make them smile They value diversity They appreciate and respect nature B) Dimensions of Health: Mental Health: The Thinking You -The thinking part of psychosocial health that includes values, attitudes, and beliefs -Intellectual health -Rational thinking Emotional Health: The Feeling You -The feeling part of psychosocial health that includes emotional reactions to life -Feeling and emotional reactions to life -Emotions : Intensified feelings or complex patterns of feelings we constantly experience -4 types of emotions: a. emotions resulting from harm, loss, or threats b. emotions resulting fro benefits c. borderline emotions such as hope and compassion d. complex emotions such as grief or curiosity
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2 -Emotions also affect social health Social Health: Interactions with Others -Aspect of psychosocial health that includes interactions with others, ability to use social supports, and ability to adapt to various situations -Social bonds : degree and nature of interpersonal contacts -Social support : network of people and services with whom you share ties and get support -Prejudice : a negative evaluation of an entire group of people that is typically based on unfavorable and often wrong ideas about the group Spiritual Health: An Inner Quest for Well-Being -Spirituality : a belief in a unifying force that gives meaning to life and transcends the purely physical or personal dimensions of existence -Spiritual health is defined as: a. the quality of existence in which one is at peace with oneself and in good standing with the environment b. a sense of empowerment and personal control that includes feeling heard and valued and feeling in control over one’s responses c. a sense of connectedness to one’s deepest self, to other people, and to all that is regarded as good d. a sense of meaning and purpose, which provides a sense of mission by finding meaning and wisdom in the here and now e. enjoying the process of growth and having a vision of one’s potential f. having hope, which translates into positive expectations -Spirituality addresses 4 main themes: 1. Interconnectedness : a web of connections, including our relationship to ourselves, to others, and to a larger meaning or purpose in life 2. Mindfulness : awareness and acceptance of the reality of the present moment
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3 3. Spirituality as a part of daily life a. Faith : belief that helps each person realize a unique purpose in life b. Hope : belief that allows us to look confidently and courageously to the future c. Love : acceptance, affirmation, and respect for the self and others 4. Living in harmony with our community
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course PE 101 taught by Professor Adame during the Fall '07 term at Emory.

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Health Study Guide 1 - 1 Health Study Guide 1 Ch 2-Phychosocial Health A Defining Psychosocial Health They feel good about themselves They feel

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