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Health, Mind and Behavior Psy 100 Tong Fang In the Navajo concept of hozho, beauty, peace of mind, goodness, and health are all inextricably intertwined. The natural world, beauty in the arts, and even family relationships strive to achieve harmony. In the Navajo world, illness is considered the result of disharmony while tribal ceremonies seek to restore health and banish illness, family members work together with the sick person to achieve hozho. He or she is never given over to stranger experts in some unfamiliar hospital for long periods of time, as happens in our society. Nor is there any implication that the individual is responsible for the illness. Today health psychology is one of the most innovative and exciting fields with in psychology. It is now believed that there are at least four ways in which psychology and medical problems are related. First, some organic malfunctioning or tissue damage may be psychogenic that is, the illness is directly caused by an individual’s psychological state of anxiety, tension, or depression peptic ulcers can be causes by
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