FRHD 1100 Chapter Notes - Chapter 2: Daniel Goleman

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FRHD 1100
Ch 2: Psychosocial Health
- Psychosocial health: complex interaction of processes or factors
psychological and social in nature, encompass emotional, mental, social
and spiritual states
o3 fundamental characteristics
Feel comfortable about yourself
Cope with feelings in a healthy way
Interact well with others
Meet the demands of adult life
- Components of psychosocial health
oMental health
State of emotional and psychological well-being, individual
able to use cognitive and emotional capabilities, function in
society and meet ordinary demands of everyday life
‘thinking’ part of psychosocial health
Describes ability to:
Perceive reality as it is
Respond to challenges
Carry out adult relationships
Develop rational strategies for living
Adapt to change and cope with adversity
oEmotional health
Feelings and moods
Emotions =conscious mental reaction usually directed
toward a specific object or person
Often accompanied by psychological and behavioural
changes in our bodies
Characteristics of an emotionally healthy person:
Understanding that self is not the center of the
Ability to respond in a suitable way to situations or
events that are either distressing or amazing
Sense of control over the mind and body that leads to
health-enhancing choices and decisions
High level of optimism
Passion for work and play
Daniel Goleman: 5 components of emotional intelligence:
self-awareness, altruism, personal motivation, empathy,
ability to love and be loved
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