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HLTH 102 Study Guide - Final Guide: Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder

Health Studies
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HLTH 102
Jennifer Tomasone
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Health 102 Terms to Know
Chapter 1: Taking Charge of Your Health
- Health: The overall condition of body or mind and the presence or absence of illness or injury
- Wellness: optimal health and vitality, encompassing all the dimensions of well-being
- Determinants of Health: Twelve factors that influence the health of individuals or groups
- Risk Factor: a condition that increases a person’s chances of disease or injury
- Health Promotion: A process of enabling people to increase control over and improve their
- Infectious Disease: a disease that can spread from person to person; caused by microorganisms,
such as bacteria and viruses
- Chronic Disease: A disease that develops and continues over a long period, such as heart disease
or cancer
- Lifestyle Choice: A conscious behaviour that can increase or decrease a person’s risk of disease
or injury; such behaviours include eating a healthy diet, smoking, exercising, and others
- Sex: The biological and physiological characteristics that define men and women
- Gender: The roles, behaviours, activities, attributes, that a given society considers appropriate for
men and women
- Genome: The complete set of genetic material in an individual’s cell
- Gene: The basic unit of hereditarily; a section of genetic material containing chemical
instructions for making particular protein
- Behaviour Change: A lifestyle-management process that involves cultivating healthy behaviours
and working to overcome unhealthy ones
- Target Behaviour: An isolated behaviour selected as the subject of a behaviour change program
- Self-efficacy: The belief in your ability to take action and perform a specific task
- Locus of Control: The figurative place a person designated as the source of responsibility for the
events in his or her life
Chapter 2: Psychological Health
- Psychological Health: Mental health, defined either negatively as the absence of illness or
positively as the presence of wellness
- Self-Actualization: The highest level of growth in Maslow’s hierarchy
- Self- Concept: The idea, feelings, and perceptions people have about themselves; also called
- Self- Esteem: Satisfaction and confidence in yourself; the valuing of yourself as a person
- Autonomy: Independence; the sense of being self-directed
- Inner- Directed: Guided in behaviour by an inner set of rules and values
- Other- Directed: Guided in behaviour by the value and expectations of others
- Authenticity: Genuineness
- Normality: The psychological characteristics attributed to the majority of people in a population
at a given time
- Identity Crisis: Internal confusion about who you are
- Values: Criteria for judging what is good and bad, which underlie a person’s moral decisions and
- Cognitive Distortion: A pattern of negative thinking that makes events seem worse than they are
- Self- Talk: The statements a person makes to himself or herself
- Defence Mechanisms: A mental voice for coping with conflict or anxiety
- Assertiveness: Expression that if forceful but not hostile
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