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Lecture 8

PSY333 Lecture 8

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University of Toronto St. George
Sayyed Mohsen Fatemi

PSY333 Lecture 8 9/26/12 2:07 PM • Ch12 • Individuals with chronic illness have to normalize their condition to avoid identity spread-- which occurs when others are unfamiliar with the ill persona abilities (people underestimate abilities of handicapped person) • Coping with chronic illness o Assimilative coping= pursue unrealistic goals despite failures o Accommodative coping= flexibility in goal setting-- attainable • Social support= studies have shown how you treat child effects their social life later in life; mother is always the source of support • Its socially constructed; some is physiologically determined • Scent of women?? Movie • Oversensitivity of children who grew up in an unstable emotional environment o What you have inherited from the past wont influence the future o You can decide to create their own life-- can develop their own perspective o Parents need to learn about emotional coaching- provide kids with techniques and tools to deal with their emotions § Without this, they are unaware of their emotions § Ex. Tell kids they should always be happy- WRONG- when they deny anger they feel circumscribed-- they know that they just have to convey emotional understanding- they learn to express their emotions ú A lot of problems come from the fact that people are expressiveà can give rise to chronic illnesses • 4 things that can have a devastating impact: o 1) Presence of critique v. complaint: critique that you tell them, you should have done that- blaming, scolding, chiding, POISONOUS, criticism o 2) Defensive posture:-- demolish process of healthy relationship; always try to prove that you’re right; 96% of relationships fail because of lack of quality o 3) Contempt: attitude of selling people short; act like they don’t know anything; deride them-- bad relationship o 4) Stone-walling: apex of demolishing attitude; call them they don’t respondàpeople § can lead to distortive memories of the past § remember past with hostility § unhealthy intra personal relationship: neurotic, mindlessness, hostility, bitterness, destructive anger, high anxiety • We need to reconsider interpersonal and intrapersonal relationships • If interpersonal relationships, circle of concern are way bigger than intrapersonal relationships o Circle of concern- only think about bad things-- accumulate them- replaced by despondency • 4165584280 • erin6476186400 • Final Paper • Health and media; health and culture; language and cultures; creative health; spiritual emotional physical health; idea of WHO??; pain management; doctor-patient relationship; the process of illness; phenemology of health; cultural backgrounds on health-- must have implication of areas od health • Statement of the problem: discuss problem that exists or that you identify, student health going up or down, identify/ explicate a problem, cite references, discuss own private experience • Question of research: ex. Julia’s sickness has got to do with her stress, how did you find out, we did retrospective design--(go back and interview juli and discuss anytime that she had a cold); there was some correlation between cold and health--- how do you know her memory is accurate?? If she’s neurotic, how would you know she’s not exaggerating-- have problems with retrospective; maybe you can do respective design--- now do longitudinal study--- which one precedes the other?? • Correlational study: strength and nature of issues; not cause and effect, negative correlation or no correlation; coefficient correlation- -- R minus 1; sometimes you have 30 as the significant number o In a sample, not the macro plan o May also discuss cause and effect? What is the independent variable-- something you can manipulate; discuss how the independent and dependent variables are related; design something and present that it’s the design that you wil focus on • Lit review: talk about what others have done in the past (to show you have mastery over past r
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