Thursday November 15, 2012
Stress and Coping
What Is Stress?
- stress: a negative emotional experience accompanied by biological, physiological,
cognitive and behavioural changes that are directed either toward altering the stressful
event or a
The idea that immunization is that it is an individual choice and that we are responsible for our own
This is important for people who CANT be vaccinated, the vaccinations dont work because people are
immune. These people d
Health is idealistic and we can never achieve it (Pursuit of happiness movie- Chris Gardner Quote). Looks
at how health is framed by WHO.
Onion model Illustrates as social concept of health as much more than what goes in our head. All
Chapter 6 not on mid term
Illicit Drug use:
11% of Canadians use 1 or more elicit drugs, men are 2x as likely to use drugs. Young people are 3x as
likely as adults to use drugs.
Using drugs is linked to lower education, income and SES. Single peopl
20% of the world smokes. Leading cause of premature death in Canada. Declines in tobacco
consumption, that decline has slowed (last 4-5 years).
One possibility to decline is the warning labels on cigarette packets. They no longer have shock value
Research methods, and paradigms.
Are passed through intimate contact: vaginal, anal, oral penetration, as well as exchange of body fluids.
HPV can be passed from rubbing intimate areas. (genital contact)
35million people affected
Protection Motivation Theory.
Appealing to peoples fears can best achieve behavior change.
AIDS discussion: Aids is hopelessness, you dont have much time to live.
PMT is about that grim reaper ad, smokng cessation.
4 constructs influenced
Inequality within a country (huge disparities b/w rich and poor) is a bigger predictor of health in the USA,
In addition to having large population growth that leads to a larger economy growth.
Religious ideology in catholic church is he
Intersectional oppression: How one person can be oppressed in multiple ways.
Stigma includes physical and psychological abuse. Denying of employment services.
Selective abortion of disabled babies. People with disabilities are more costly to socie
Shit on quantitative research.
In observing light it becomes a particle, it branches out to a larger statement of branches in reality. When
observing reality we changer reality in virtue of observing it. It questions this idea of a neutral objecti
Problems of interpretation:
Personality traits lead to a different health behavior. Characteristics ssuch as anxiety, depression,
neuroticism and hostility are associated with behaviors such as smoking/alcochol use. Those personality
types are af
Social representation theory:
This is concerned with media and the symbols and metaphors that are communicated. Also the things
we communicate with each other.
Herzlich: looking at the different representations of illness and health
Health is a c
Thursday November 1, 2012
Physical and Exercise
- Thursday November 8
- cover chapters 7-11
- 30 m/c (1/2 mark each)
- 3/5 short answer
- focus on lecture questions
- frequency of exercise, type of exercise a
Thursday September 13, 2012
Health Knowledge Quiz
1: Good Health is the absence of disease: False
- health not just based on physical ailments
2: How a person copes with stress is more important than the number of stressors in
Tuesday September 18, 2012
The Macro-Social Environment and Health
Global Health Trends
- where a baby is born, the mother's access to food, water, her level of education and
wealth determine whether the baby lives or dies
- a Japanese baby has
Thursday October 25, 2012
Tobacco and Smoking
Brief History of Smoking
- used to be considered a sophisticated and manly habit
- women did not begin to smoke in large numbers until the 1940s; advertisers quickly
shifted their focus
- during 1940
Thursday November 22, 2012
Illness and Personality
Type A, Hostility and Health
- personality type:
- type A personality: determined to achieve, sense of time urgency, irritable,
respond to threat or challenge very quickly, and impat
Thursday November 29, 2012
Cancer and Chronic Diseases
thursday December 6, 2012
Chapter 12, 17, 20 and Sleep
- 40 m/c (1/2 mark each)
- 4/6 short answer (5 marks each
Tuesday October 16, 2012
Food and Eating
- obseity: an excessive accumulation of body fat, usually defined as a body mass index
of greater than 30
- 1 in every 4 Canadians in obese
- over the past 20 years, prevalence of ob
Thursday September 27, 2012
Research Methods in Health Psychology
- theory: a general statement about the relationship between constructs or events
- a good theory provides a guide for researchers, organizes known finding and
Tuesday September 25, 2012
Social Inequalities, Social Justice and Health
- as you move down in social class the amount of deaths in all age groups increase
- higher class = less death
- death gradient exists all across
Tuesday October 2, 2012
Theories, Models and Interventions Applied to Sexual Health
Midterm Exam Format
- 30 multiple choice (1/2 mark each)
- 3/5 short answer (5 marks each)
- Chapters 1-3, 5-7
- our health is often
Community psych emphasis on resisting oppression and promoting well-being and liberation.
Social vales for Community Psychology:
This is in the slides
Community Health approaches:
Peer education things like HIV prevention in South Africa, th