PSYC 2120 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Ellen Langer, Judith Rodin, Perceived Control

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Aronson/wilson/fehr/akert, social psychology, 5ce: when people experience upheavals such as the death of a spouse, bankruptcy, or resettling in a new culture, their chance of dying increases. These phenomena suggest a relation between: perceptions and health, social support and health, stress and health, social support and stress, age and stress. Skill: conceptual: hans selye (1956, 1976) originally defined stress as, disruptive or threatening life events, physiological responses to threat, perceptions of threat, psychological responses to threat, psychologically painful life events. Skill: factual: the amount of stress people experience, affects physical health, affects psychological health. Aronson/wilson/fehr/akert, social psychology, 5ce: affects emotional well-being but does not impact physical health as long as you get enough exercise, impacts physical health, but not necessarily emotional well-being, affects physical and psychological health. Skill: factual: what does the social readjustment rating scale (holmes & rahe, 1967) measure, career satisfaction, stress, mental health, life changes, social support.

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