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Lecture 20

PSYC 305 Lecture Notes - Lecture 20: Neuroticism, Paranoid Personality Disorder, Schizotypal Personality Disorder


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC 305
Professor
David King
Lecture
20

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Aspects of stress and health
Exposure
People with certain train encounter stress more frequently
Hard to measure because too subjective and rely on self-report
Actual stress or just matter of interpretation
Appraisal
Reactivity
Physiological and psychological response
Coping
Trends in coping strategies
Health
Overall health outcome associated with the big five
High level N
Exposure
Perceive, experience more stress
Interpret the same stimulus as more stressful
Appraisal
Negative
Reactivity
High physical arousal
Coping
Less effectively
Fluctuate between strategies
Hard time finding sth that works
Health
Negative
Shorter life expectancy
Use Dr more frequently
Moderate level N
More healthy
Can improve health outcome
High level E
Links to their social nature
Exposure
Report more
More likely to report negative events due to social nature
Appraisal
Do not appraise things with the intensity or severity
Reactivity
Lower phy and psy
Coping
Perceived more coping resources because social network
Better and more diverse support system

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Health
Live longer
High A
Good interpersonal relationship
Exposure
Lower
More likely to find self in situation that is more stressful
Too easy-going that you get in situations that are hard to
get out
Appraisal
Interpret events less threatening and less demanding
Reactivity
Easy going -- less reactive to stress
Coping
Cope well
Health
Lower incidents of disease
High C
Exposure
Perceive less
Appraisal
Interpret events less demanding
Reactivity
lower
Coping
Fairly effective
Determined to overcome challenges
Health
Engage in good health behaviour
Some may focus too much on work and take less good care of
health
Use health care less
High O
More resilient to stress
Exposure
Perceive less stressful events
Appraisal
Appraise things less stressful and demanding
Reactivity
More open minded to challenges, thus less reactivity
Coping
Positive and adapting coping
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