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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYA02H3
Professor
Steve Joordens
Semester
Winter

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PSYA02H3 WEEK 8: 14.03.03. CHAPTER 16: HEALTH, STRESS, AND COPING Module 16.1 Behavior and Health  ­ Numerous and complex connections between behavior and health have created an  important niche for health psychologists, who study both positive and negative  impacts that humans’ behavior and decisions have on health, survival, and well­ being SMOKING ­ Causes life­shortening health problems incl. lung, mouth, and throat cancer; heart  disease; and pulmonary diseases i.e. emphysema  ­ Life expectancy of smoker is 7­14 years shorter than average OBESITY The body mass index (BMI) is a statistic commonly used for estimating a healthy body  weight that factors in an individual’s height. ­ Weight is gained due to positive energy balance, which is when too many calories  come in and not enough are expended Genetics and Body Weight ­ Genes account for between 50% and 90% of the variation in body weight ­ Genetic factors influence body type, metabolism, and other physiological  processes  ­ Genes contribute to the development of a set point, a hypothesized mechanism  that serves to maintain body weight around a physiologically programmed level o Initial
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