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Psychopathology notes week 5

by: Angela Meador

Psychopathology notes week 5 PSY 303

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Important terms/ cases/ theories/ studys/ experiments for adult psychology
Mary Russa
Class Notes
theories, cases, Experierments, #Psych #Psychology #Personality #Psychopathology #Social #theories #Mechanisms #Freud, Cognitive Psychology
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Angela Meador on Friday September 30, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSY 303 at Grand Valley State University taught by Mary Russa in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 5 views. For similar materials see Psychopathology in Psychology at Grand Valley State University.


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Date Created: 09/30/16
Health Psychology Top causes of death ­ Heart disease and cancer  50% of deaths were due to lifestyle or actions (2003)  Smoking causes 19% of deaths (More damage than cancer)  STRESS is a major effect Stress Causes  Daily hassles­ recurrent during the day but small  Depression  Conflict­ Day to Day stress such as a fight Positive life event can still be a cause of stress such as graduation. Health Problems caused by Stress  Headaches  Teeth grind  High blood pressure Destructive Results from stress  Within 2 hours of stress the immune system weakens  Stress levels high upsurge chance for colds and mono  Stress problems are divorce, depression, or job loss Cancer and Stress?  Immune function  DNA repair process  Virus cancer causing regulations Cardiovascular Issues Hypertension (Silent Killer) Social Support is known to be correlated with blood pressure.  Good Support= low blood pressure Type A behavior Competitive, impatient, and anger outbreak behavior Example: waiting in the checkout line and the cashier takes forever and the  customer gets angry Coronary Heart Disease  Anxiety and depression have a connection and is almost as important as anger in  CHD  If depressed it is known to be three times more likely to die after a heart attack  within a year Stress Reduction Recovery’s Meta­ analysis= calculated difference between groups across many studies to find the  average Frasure­ Smith  Including stress management courses almost half mortality rates cut  Low stress people have no effect to stress management courses


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