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Ch10 - Health and Well-Being
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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY100H1
Professor
Ashley Waggoner Denton
Semester
Winter

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10 Health and WellBeingMarch 15 2014537 PMCanpsychologicalfactorsaffecthealthOurbehavioursandattitudesarecriticalinkeepingushealthyhelpusregainhealthfollowingillnessandachievingwellbeingHealthpsychologyconcernedweventsthataffectphysicalwellbeingWellbeingapositivestatethatincludesstrivingforoptimalhealthandlifesatisfactionPsychologistsinthisfieldrelyonexperimentalandstatisticalmethodstounderstandtheinterrelationshipbwthoughtsactionsandphysicalandmentalhealthAlsostudyhowhealthbehavioursandhealthoutcomesaffectbehaviourcognitionandemotionsThebiopsychosocialmodelofhealthincorporatesmultipleperspectivesforunderstandingandimprovinghealthBiopsychosocialmodelintegratestheeffectsofbiologicalbehaviouralandsocialfactorsonhealthandillnessOurthoughtsactionsaffecttheenvironmentswechosetointeractwithwhichaffectthebiologicalunderpinningsofourthoughtsandactionsTraditionalmedicalmodelstatesthattheindividualispassiveBehaviourcontributestotheleadingcauseofdeathPplaremostlikelytodiefromcausesthatstemfromtheirownbehaviourswhichtheycanlearntomodifyGoodandbadbehavioursinfluenceenvironmentsandenvironmentsinfluencethegoodandbadbiologicalbasesofbehavioursPlaceboscanbepowerfulmedicinePlaceboshavenophysiologicaleffectontheconditiontowhichtheyareprescribedPlaceboeffectadrugortreatmentunrelatedtotheparticularproblemofthepersonwhoreceivesitmaymaketherecipientfeelbetterbcthepersonbelievesthedrugiseffectiveForaplacebotoimprovehealththepatientmustbelieveitwillSomeportionisattributedtoreducedanxietywhichcanreducepainandhelprecoveryHowpplfeelpainisdependentonmanyvariablescontextexpectationsandthoughtsaboutthepainWhenpplarecalmertheirpainislessintense
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