BELIEFS - 1 Psychology 101 Health Psychology Professor...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 Psychology 101 Health Psychology Professor David Sherman Class #8 Beliefs that Aid Adjustment Exam 1 • Thursday Feb 7, 2-3:15, Chem 1179, Bring Pink Parscore • Review: Monday Feb 4, 5:00P-6:30P – Buchanan 1910 – Come Prepared with Questions • Practice exam questions posted Thursday – See also textbook web page • Exam: 50 questions, multiple choice, roughly equal between text/reader and lectures – Reader: Antoni & Lutgendorf (5) and Trillin (8) are optional (will not be covered on test). 3 Techniques that Aid Adjustment 1. Having a sense of control over events in your life 2. Writing about your problems 3. Finding meaning in traumatic events Adjustment to Hospitalization • Feelings of loss of control Control in Nursing Homes, Study 1 (Rodin & Langer, 1976) • Subjects: Nursing home residents Assigned to • Enhanced control group: – Can decide how to rearrange furniture – Can decide when and whom to visit – Receive growing plant to take care of • Comparison group – Emphasized responsibility of nursing staff – Received plant (but nurse took care of it) Control in Nursing Homes, Study 1 (Rodin & Langer, 1976) • Subjects: Nursing home residents • Measure happiness, activity levels, altertness one month later – Control-induced group happier, more active, and alert; 93% showed some mental and physical improvement – Comparison group: 71% became more debilitated • 18 month follow-up – Control-induced group maintained advantage and had lower mortality rate than expected and comparison group 2...
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Sherman during the Winter '08 term at UCSB.

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