Chapter 11: Living with Chronic Illness
What factors may be involved in adjusting to a diagnosis of a chronic illnessfor the
individual? For the individuals parents? For the individuals siblings?
Change in self-perception
Grieving for what
Chapter 6: Understanding Stress & Disease
What are the different components of the immune system and how do they function?
What is the difference between specific vs. non-specific immune responses? What is the
first line of defense that we have against p
Chapter 8: Alternative Approaches
What is the difference between alternative vs. complementary medicine?
o Alternative medicine is used instead of western medicine
o Complementary medicine is used in addition to western medicine
Describe some of the dif
Chapter 5: Defining, Measuring, & Managing Stress
What is the difference between stress vs. stressor? What are the components of the stress
o Stressor: ambiguous event that can be interpreted as stress
o Stress: response to ambiguous event
Chapter 7: Understanding & Managing Pain
Describe the somatosensory system and the neural pathways for the somatosensory
(including pain) system.
o Thalamusprimary somatosensory cortexsecondary somatosensory cortex,
anterior cingulated cortex, and cerebe
Chapter 10: Behavioral Factors in Cancer
What is cancer? What are the differences between benign vs. malignant cancers? What
is staging of cancer and how is it done?
o Cancer: group of diseases characterized by presence of new cells that grow and
Chapter 15: Exercising
What are the different types of exercises which exist and how do they differ from one
Contraction of muscle against immovable object
Contraction of muscles with joint movement
Chapter 14: Eating & Weight
What are the different parts of the digestive system and what do they do?
o Pharynx and esophagus
Gastric juices start breaking things down
Chapter 13: Using Alcohol & Other Drugs
Why is 12 fl. ounces of beer considered to be equal to a half glass of wine, a shot of hard
o They have the same amount of ethanol alcohol
How do researchers differentiate between a regular drinker,
Chapter 1: Introducing Health Psychology
How is health defined? Has this definition changed over the years?
o Olden days: absence of disease
o Now: presence of well-being
What are the leading causes of death in the US today? Have these been different in