Secondary Intervention- Stopping an illness after it develops- Chapter 8
1. Perceiving symptoms
At home noticing your nose is stuffed up, symptoms begin with physiological
changes in the body
-These changes are detected by sensory receptors (3) are
1. Define epidemics and pandemics.
An epidemic is when a disease affects a large number of people within a geographic
area. For example, the Athenian Plague is an epidemic.
Diseases that spread through large geographic regions around the world are calle
1. Identify and describe the five classic indicators of health.
Number of deaths (cause specific or general) in a total population for a specific
period. For example, mortality data on the number of deaths due to heart disease
Identify three ancient cultures that contributed to our current concept of determinants of health.
There were more than three ancient cultures that contributed to our current concept of determinants of
health. They are represented in table 1.1 on page
CH 10 Pain
Acute pain- Short term pain that usually results from specific injury
Biofeedback - Method where by an individual is provided with ongoing specific information or
feedback about how a particular physiological process operates so that th
Ch 11- Living with chronic illness
benefit finding Acknowledgement of the positive affects of illness in ones life
body image The perception and evaluation of ones body, ones physical functioning, and ones
denial A defence mechanism i
Psych Lecture Pain
A. It is a serious and prevalent health problem
a. Costs add up to $10 billion/year in Canada
b. Pain is most common medical complaint and is the most likely to send people to
c. Also the thing people fear most a
HIV & AIDS: Biology and Psychosocial prevention
1. Brief History of AIDS & HIV
o First cases of unusual syndrome unusual bc rare diseases (ex. Kaposis sarcoma which is a
rare skin cancer)
o All diseases involve suppression of the immune system
Prologue: What can we say about pain?
Its a serious & prevalent health problem
o Costs adds up to $10 billion/year in Canada (oh snap)
o Pain is most common medical complaint
Symptom thats most likely to send people to seek treatment
Ironically, pain i
Stress and coping (6 &7)
Part one: Two early approaches to defining stress:
o An environmental stimulus
Eg. Exams are stressful
These stimuli are called stressors
o Response to a stressor
Eg. I feel stress at exam time
Two types of responses:
Psych Lecture Mar 27th
Tertiary Intervention: Helping people cope with chronic and terminal illness
Chronic Illness (initial reaction, challenges, and reaction to challenges)
Part 1: Initial Reactions
A. Shock (many questions but no clear answers)
Chapter 2- The systems of the body
What is the function of the nervous system?
o Overview The nervous system is a group of complex networks of interconnected nerve
fibers that function to regulate many important bodily functions, including the response
Chapter 1 What is health Psychology?
What is health psychology?
o Understanding psychological influences on how people stay healthy, why they become
ill, and how they respond when they do get ill.
o Promote interventions to stay healthy or get over il
What is health promotion?
o Good health is a personal and collective achievement.
Why are health behaviours important?
o What are health behaviours?
o Role of behavioural factors in disease and disorder
o What factors influence the practice
4 2036 text notes
Chitra- New Years resolution- we know what we
should do to preserve and maintain our health, we
want to do it. Most common new years resolutions
are losing weight and saving money- lapse
usually a few week into new yea
Immunity & Psycho-neuro-immunology [ch 14, pg 431-439] biopsychosocial
Prologue: Q: Why did we become ill?
More interesting Q: Why do we stay healthy? Our bodies are constantly assaulted by foreign threats:
viruses, molds, fungi, pollen, ba
1. Accurately define expectancy value theory, social cognitive theory, the theory of planned
behavior, health belief model and the transtheoretical model of behavior change.
Two forces motivate