PSY333 Health psychology Lecture 1:
Her phD is on the effect of vision with thyroid gland damage. She woks at sick
kids with morgan dennis. She sounds pretty nervous would smash.
Health psychology: the psychology behind how we stay healthy and what makes
us ill. Lipstein library in order to get the textbook.
She will not be posting lecture slides anywhere the only place is in class.
Final exam and midterm, both in class, final exam not cumulative.
How is psychology of health portrayed in the news
Find a news story that piques interest, 6-8 pages, APA double spaced.
Lets take a look at oslo Norway story.
Find a context for the story in the braoder scientific literature, use b 2 or 3
STORY FITS INTO THE BROADER SPHERE OF THE SCIENTIFICDESCRIBE HOW THE
LITERATURE. Must have a thesis and bring points back to the thesis statement.
Integrate across subheadings. Summary, literature, critique. Normal essay
Staple news story to the paper.
10-15 after 5 technically late. Most likely will be something to do with stress and
One major issues that people face, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, CFS. Chronic
backpain or migraines. Cancer chemotherapy is associated with pain.
nal exam is dominated by the last 3 lectures.
Health psychology, understanding psychological influences on:
- how people stay healthy
- why the become ill
- how they respond to being ill
1948, WHO defined health as a complete state of physical, mental and social
Definition doesnt focus on solely the body, includes the mental aspect. Social
well being: having good social relationships, well talk about social support and
having information about others. Four main points in health psych:
1. focus on health promotion and maintenance
2. prevention and treatment of illness
ands (health promotion)
a. teach how to better cope with stress so that it doesnt adversely
affect the person
3. etiology and correlates of health, illness and dysfunction
a. etiology refers to the causes of illness and H.P. are interested in
behavioural and social factors that contribute to health or illness/
4. analyze and improve the health care system and the formulation of
(keep this stuff in mind when writing paper)
ind and Body (separate) or Mind/body (one unit) how do we look at it?
We will see that this dualism has been moving back and forth, thinking of it as a
unit or two processes that coexist in one vessel.
Early, mind and body were one unit
Disease-= evil spirits entering the body
Could be actual exorcism or penance (physical, mental monetary)
cise lol soo punny
Stone ages: TREPHINATION, lets poke a hole in your head medical procedure
in which the skull is pierced and the hole allows for the spirit to leave.
More recently we have documentation that links the procedure to illness
Fig 1.1 timeline in textbook (important??)
Skulls from trephinations, show different numbers of holes. Locations vary,
different size holes. Level of sophisitication in this treatment. Moving on from the
stone age to..
There is a role of bodily funcitons in health and illness. Developed humoral
theory, first proposed by Hippocrates and expanded by galen, 4 fluids circulating
through body, if the fluids come out of balance than disease will set in. disease
means that the fluids are out of balance, so the treatement was how to restore
hat balance.textbook:Giovanni Morganni,Contribution toAutopsy.
4 humours (gk for juice) black bile melan chole, yellow bile chole, phlegm
phlegma and blood sanguis We can link the humours to personality and
behaviour Greeks Romans, Muslims and Western Europe also subscirbied to
this theory. It was thought to attain balance you need good diet, and exercise and
various vapors (scents) could promote health and well being. Four humours
associated with elements blood ! air, black bile! earth yellow biler!fire,
phlegm ! water. To combat phlegm from wet and cold to dry and warm
GALEN EXPANDED THE HUMORAL THEORY AND USED IT TO EXPLAIN
HUMOURS) . Galen used temperament to refer to bodily dispositons which
determined a persons susceptibility to particular diseases as well as behavioural
and emotional inclination
Imbalance in humours can affect our emotional well being. Someone who was
predisposed to over express blood, optimistic someone phlegmatic was more
apathetic (lazy), black bile (melancholic depressed) choleric individuals were
more easily angered. More easily irritated. Showing another way that the mind