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Unformatted text preview: Position in the "job hierarchy" reﬂects your health -Many years ago, ulcers was the ﬁrst stress related disease -Connection between stress and ulcers is caused by a
bacteria. (2/3 of the pupulation have it but when
stressed, the immune system is shut down so the
stomach bacteria can do whatever they want) -Stress disrupts the ability of our bodies to heal itself -When researching the artery walls of monkeys, the
subordinate monkey's arteries had aetherosclerosis while
-glucacorticoids and epinephrine (adrenaline) the dominating monkey's were clean -humans are turning their psychological stressors constantly and we are not turning
-Social + psychological stress can clog our arteries
them off. we are not running for our life but our sympathetic nervous system is
and restrict blood ﬂow working. -When studying rat's brain cells, the ones that were
-stress can also be called stimulation, we need to ﬁnd the right type of stress because subjected to stress, they had smaller brain cells we love it (moderate stressor since it's short and periodic and it feels safe) -Stress in these rats shrinked their hipocampus
-baboons rank is determined by the # of stress hormones in their system (if they are
(memory) submissive it is way higher) Low rankers had increased heart rates and low blood
-"CEO" monkeys dopamine leveles are very high while the
pressure subordinate ones have a lessen activity
-Stress -> deteriorating health...
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This note was uploaded on 01/15/2014 for the course PSYCH 314 taught by Professor Davidking during the Winter '13 term at University of British Columbia.
- Winter '13
- Health Psychology