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Psychology2601-Week 6

by: Sarah Paranich

Psychology2601-Week 6 PSY 2601

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These notes cover week six which includes the end of Chapter five and a little bit of Chapter 6. It discusses different ways of measuring stress and coping with stress and well as the beginning of ...
Foundations of Health Psychology
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Sarah Paranich on Monday February 22, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSY 2601 at Temple University taught by Dr. Mattingly in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 53 views. For similar materials see Foundations of Health Psychology in Psychlogy at Temple University.


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Date Created: 02/22/16
Week Six Notes  Sources of Stress  Cataclysmic events o Unintentional o Intentional  Major life events o Tend to not be sudden, more gradual o Implicit idea of change rather than just dealing with it  Everyday life hassles/microstressors o Physical environment  Urban areas are more stressful than suburban areas o Psychosocial environment  Balance responsibilities  Control environment  Measurement of Stress  Self­report measures o Major life events  Check yes/no to each  Assign certain point value to each o Everyday life hassles/microstressors  Research points to this causing more damage than major  life events  Physiological measures o Cortisol o Epinephrine o Hypothalamic­Pituitary­Adrenal (HPA) axis    Coping with stress  Social support o For men/women o Limits our physiological responses to stress (stress­buffering  hypothesis) o Culture  The united states is the most individualist country  Collective cultures focus on group harmony and people  getting along  Asian  African  Explicit social support   Needing to ask people for support when you need it  Implicit social support  Knowing that people will be there for you when you need them to be without asking for it  Locus of control o Internal locus of control o External locus of control o Effect of culture  Strategies of coping o Problem focused coping  Try to solve the problem  Studying for an exam or getting your work done  Seems to be better because we have control over a situation o Emotion focused coping  Focus on the emotion behind the problem  Complaining about being overwhelmed o Avoidance focused coping  Doing other things to avoid focusing on the problem  Binge watching netflix o Emotional disclosure  Confession   Disclosing your emotions and how you are feeling to either  another person or to yourself  Friend, counselor, etc…  Can be cathartic o Diary writing  You can talk and think a lot faster than you can write  It may seem a lot safer for people   Writing is better than typing  We know that it works for everyone     Chapter 6   Psychoneuroimmunology = The study of the mind and body influence on our  immune system    Psychoneuroimmunology  The study of the mind and body influence on our immune system  Came from classical conditioning  If the immunosuppressant is injected, then you are likely to get sick   Psychological Factor ­­­>  Immune System ­­­> Development of Disease 


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