Stress, Coping, Adjustment, and Health

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Stress, Coping, Adjustment and Health q Stress Models q Stress Response q Attribution Style q Behavior Types
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Models of the Personality-Illness Connection Interactional model Transactional model Health behavior model Predisposition model Illness behavior model
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Interactional model Objective events happen to a person, but personality determines the impact of events by influencing a person’s ability to cope. ________________________________________________________ _________ Personality moderates the relation between stress and illness. Coping response influences: Degree Duration Frequency
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Transactional model Personality has three potential effects: Influences coping. Influence how a person appraises events. Influence events themselves. ___________________________________________ _______ Appraisal suggests that it is not the event itself that causes stress, but how the event is interpreted by a person.
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Health behavior model Personality affects health indirectly, through health promoting or health degrading behaviors. ________________________________________________________ _________
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Predisposition model Associations may exist between personality and illness because of a third variable that is causing them both. ________________________________________________________ _________
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Illness behavior model Personality influences the degree to which a person perceives and attends to: Bodily sensations. Degree to which a person interprets and labels sensations as illness. ___________________________________________ _______
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A Common Theme in the Models Most models of personality and illness include a key variable of stress.
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2012 for the course PSYCH 2316 taught by Professor Michaelrose during the Spring '11 term at Collins.

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