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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC06H3
Professor
Elizabeth Page- Gould
Semester
Winter

Description
LEC04/05 PSYC06 -Blascovich: hypothesized that physical profiles exhibited by athletes predict performance in upcoming seasons. Threat/Challenge -biopsychosocial model states there are diff ways to respond to stress: stress responses can either inhibit performance (threat) or enhance performance (challenge); lack of motivation however, does not lead to either (because there’s no stress) -challenge: physiological change expected is increase in heart contraction strength, heart circulates more blood (more CO), and vascular dilation (vascular system opens up to allow for that extra blood so higher TPR)  we use finger pulse amplitude instead of TPR -threat: measures strength of heart contraction (shown by decrease in PEP), lesser no change in blood circulated by heart (lesser or no change in CO), vascular constriction (TPR goes up)  leads to decrements in mental performance -Cacioppo and Tassieri posited relationships between physiology and the mind: -one to one: one psych event maps to one physiology event -one to many: one psych to many physio (e.g. anger in dog will lead to many physiological responses such as increased CO, vasodilation, increased speed of heart rate) -many to one: many psych to one physio (e.g. your brow might furrow if you are angry, concentrating, anxious, negative, sad, etc) -many to many: many psych to many physio ( -null: a psy
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