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Lecture 16

PSYC 102: Lecture 16

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 102
Professor
David Klonsky
Semester
Winter

Description
Psychology 102: Developmental, Social, Personality, and Clinical Psychology Lecture #16 - March 14, 2013 Explanatory Style:  Optimistic (instead of pessimistic) style o More control over stressors o Cope better with stressful events o Have better moods o Have a stronger immune system Social Support:  Social support predicts survival in healthy and diseased populations Managing Stress and Health:  Sense of control  Optimistic explanatory style  Social support Aerobic Exercise Can:  Increase energy, self-confidence  Decrease depression, anxiety  Improves mood and well-being Reducing Anxiety and Tension:  Biofeedback  Relaxation  Meditation Spirituality and Faith Communities:  Regular religious attendance predicts reduced risk of dying Modifying Unhealthy Behaviours:  Eliminating smoking would increase life expectancy more tha
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