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Unformatted text preview: Gazzaniga 10: Health and Well Being Health Psychology : studies events that affect physical well being- Well Being: positive state that includes striving for optimal health- Biopsychosocial Model: Integrate effects of bio behavior & social factors on health & illness- Placebo Effect: Treatment of patient is unrelated to problem, however person feels better because they believe it will work Stress : Pattern of behavioral and physical responses to events that match or exceed an organisms abilities to respond/cope - Stressor: environmental stimulus that threatens an organism- Coping Response: Made to avoid, escape, minimize, aversive stimulus- Eustress: Stress of positive events- Distress: stress of negative events- Daily Hassles: Small, day-to-day annoyances- Hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA): Biosystem for stress response o Stress Brain Hypothalamus Pituitary Adrenal Cortisol o Efficient for ancestors increased energy o Stress affects organs longer than stressors...
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