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March 3 - Health Psychology Chapter 10 How many people...

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How many people notice that they get sick around the end of the semester? How many people are sick right now? Has anyone ever noticed physical problems seem to spring up at stressful periods of your life?
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Health Psychology A field focused on understanding how psychological factors affect health and illness and which interventions help maintain health and combat illness Today’s health problems are more insidious than previous times
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People have theorized about this for a long time Despite that fact, few people seem to consider this when planning their lifestyle
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STRESS!!!!! We cannot escape it 3 terms we need to keep straight - Stressors – events that have to be adjusted to Stress reaction – how you deal with a stressor Adjustment – how you change your behavior
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Stress How stressful are our stressors? Objective tests Subjective tests – life experiences survey - Life changes cause stress, which cause illness - Social Readjustment Test Holmes & Raffi
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How do we respond to stress?
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