Epidemiology: study of the factors or determinants of health statuses among populations
and the use of that knowledge to help control the spread of health problems in the pop.
Morbidity: disease that may contribute to dea
Health Behavior Change Theory
Whats Your Threshold for Seeking
What symptoms do you have to experience before you
Does number of symptoms matter?
Does severity of symptoms matter?
Health Belief Model
Designed to exami
Injury and Violence
It cant happen to me!
Many people (particularly young adults) have a false
perception of their invulnerability.
What are some behaviors a person might engage in if they
have this invincibility myth?
As health psychologists what
What is it exactly?
Risky Sexual Behaviors
Risky sexual behaviors involve those that increase the likelihood of
sexually transmitted diseases (STD), usually transmitted through
intercourse or oral sex
Ethics in Health
20 jumping jacks go!
These are the ethical considerations you make when
planning a study
How much information is required for informed consent without
jeopardizing the studies validity?
Is the sample vulne
Culture and Health
What is Culture?
What are some of the components of culture?
What are the health
What are the health implications of the components of culture that
we have discussed?
Determinants of Health
How we thought about health then
History Repeats Itself: The Example of Hippocrates Humoral Theory
Hippocrates is considered the father of modern medicine. In fact, even today medical
The Beer Gut: Fact or Crap?
People who drink a lot of beer often have
beer guts i.e. large round bellies
Does beer cause people to have large
Beer does not cause more belly fat than
any other food
History of Health
Daoist philosophy: Ancient chinese civilizations- balance of yin and yang, the
environment and the energy of life force (Qi) were all central determinants of health
Aesculapian theory: greek- illnesses had spiritual origins and required
(& Coping with Stress)
Stress and Susceptibility to Disease
Coping With Stress
is the difference between stress and a
two people experience the same event
and experience different