The Weisman School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
The Bernard M. Baruch College
Department of Psychology
Health Psychology: PSY 3063
Fall 2011: Section EMWA
M,W 2:30 3:45 PM
Room VC 9-170
by appointment; Room 8-270B (
Health & Personal Wellness
Name: Matthew Lyons
Directions: Find a place where you can lay down and relax. Listen to the MP3
relaxation exercise below. The following narration has been provided courtesy
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1 Introduction to Health Psychology
Health & Wellness
o Health a complete state of mental, physical, and social wellbeing
Health is not just the absence of a disease
o Wellness is the optimum state of health
While there have been great strides in the prevention of HIV transmission and care of HIV infection and
AIDS since AIDS was first recognized in 1981, many people still have questions about HIV and AIDS. The
information below is designed to answer some of
Institutional Review Board (IRB) they must approve all research to be conducted in terms of their
ethical guidelines before the research is conducted
Convenient/Non-probability Sampling asking anybody who is around, friends, or family; having
Basic Characteristics of Psychologically
Feel good about themselves, control tension
and anxiety, positive outlook, value diversity,
appreciate and respect nature.
Psychological health: how we think, relate. Ie.
thoughts, perceptions, emo
Personality Disorder: mental disorders, beliefs
that lead to socially distressing behavior.
Antisocial Personality Disorder
Disregard for others
Persistent lying or stealing
Aggressive, often violent behavior
Borderline Personality Disorder
Stress: Impact on Health
A major health problem in the U.S. 1015%
A physiological and mental response to
A factor that produces stress is a stressor
Stress response is the physiological and
emotional response to stressors Fight
Health & Wellness
Components of Health & Wellness
Body size & shape
Susceptibility to disease & disorders
Ability to perform certain task
Health Effects of Overweight & Obesity
Coronary heart disease
Type 2 diabetes
Cancers (endometrial, breast, and colon)
Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Dyslipidemia (for example, high total cholesterol or high levels of
Liver and G
Organic vs. Non-organic Produce
Grown with natural
Weeds are controlled
naturally (crop rotation,
hand weeding, mulching,
1. If one of my close friends was going through the grieving process I
would be available to talk and listen.
A problem in my life that occurred that required me to use coping
strategies is when we had to put down my dog.
2. The coping stra
What is Unhealthy Eating?
Consumption of food with or without being
conscious of the nutritious value of the
food to the body leading one to suffer from
Person may or may not be aware
NOT healthy eating
What Is Smoking?
It is the inhalation and exhalation of fumes from
burning tobacco in cigars, cigarettes, and pipes
The most popular form of smoking is cigarette
Smoking in general is a habit
Cigarette Use By Age
Types Of Smok
What is acupuncture?
Alternative medicine over 2,000 years old
Insertion of fine needles into the body at specific
treats specific health problems as well as for overall
History of acupuncture
What is alcohol?
ethanol, is an
ingredient found in
beer, wine, and liquor.
Alcohol is produced by
the fermentation of
yeast, sugars, and
A standard drink is equal to 14.0 grams (0.6 ounce
Defining Anxiety and Anxiety
Anxiety: an unpleasant emotion associated with
general sense of danger, dread, and physiological
Becomes pathological when it happens all the time,
out of context, and/or unexpectedly causing
What is pain?
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Pain management isthesys m s
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What is Diabetes?
Glucose (Sugar) enters bloodstream and
then with the help of insulin (secreted by
beta cells of the pancreas) is transported
and stored in fat, liver, and muscle cells for
People with Diabetes h
1/3 of adults in the U.S. are obese.
In the past 20 years, obesity rates doubled in the
The rate tripled for adolescents.
Obesity places a huge burden on the U.S. economy.
Bottom line: Obesity is a problem that mus
An advanced stage of a disease with an unfavorable
prognosis and no known cure.
~The medical dictionary
Coronary Heart Disease
What is Alzheimers
Alzheimer's is a type of dementia that causes
problems with me
Review - Exam 1
This is a review for the first exam. It is meant as a helpful guide. Note that the movies will be
on the exam as well.
-definition of adjustment
-the importance of context
Communication is the exchange and flow of
information and ideas from one person to
another; it involves a sender transmitting an
idea, information, or feeling to a receiver.
Effective communication occurs only if the