PSYC 1115 Lecture Notes - Homeopathy, Behavioural Sciences, Psych

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Published on 19 Apr 2013
School
Langara College
Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 1115
Professor
Psych 100
February 1st2013
Health
Alternative health care:
homeopathy
chiropractic
vitamins and supplements
acupuncture
Healthy psychology
to understand how biological, psychological, and social factors affect health and
illness
integrates behavioural sciences with medicine practice
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To understand how biological, psychological, and social factors affect health and illness. Hassles are things that happen that we need to deal with. Chronic hassles are long term, acute are short term. Resources are things such as time, money, skills, social support, appraisals, coping skills, adaptation energy , other tangible supplies. Hassles can be coped with and we have enough resources to do so [they are challenges] Stressors cause us to lose sleep and we think of them as threats, rather than challenges. We don"t have enough resources to deal with stressors. Physical symptoms: heart race, insomnia, shortness of breath. Psychological symptoms: depression, anxiety, irritability, unable to concentrate. Maladaptive behaviors: suffering hygiene, not sleeping enough, not enough nutrreition, stop exercising, drug use. Responding to acute stressor: selye"s general adaptation syndrome alarm reaction cope exhaustion. Responding to acute stressor: immune system response. Defense system, identifies and kills bacteria and viruses.

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