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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. aper: How is psychology of health portrayed in the news Find a news story that piques interest, 6-8 pages, APA double spaced. FFFFUUUUUAAAAAARRRRKKK. 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 evalutation. Staple news story to the paper. Late penalties: 10-15 after 5 technically late. Most likely will be something to do with stress and depression. 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 health policy (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.. THE GREEKS!!! 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 Later! persponality 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
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