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Department
Psychology
Course
Psychology 2035A/B
Professor
Doug Hazlewood
Semester
Fall

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Chapter 5138147 Psychology and Physical HealthMany students health is affected by social and psychological factors Today the three leading chronic diseases heart disease cancer and stroke account for almost 60 of all deaths in the United StatesBiopsychosocial model holds that physical illness is caused by a complex interaction of biological psychological and sociocultural factors Cultural values can affect the way indiciduals think about and deal with chronic illness especially where interactions with health care providers and adherence to treatments are concernedHealth psychology concerned with how psychosocial factors relate to the promotion and maintenance of health and with the causation prevention and treatment of illness Stress Personality and IllnessA persons characteristic demeanor can influence his or her physical health Link between personality and disease is somewhat complex but nonetheless realPersonality Emotions and Heart DiseaseHeart disease accounts for nearly 27 of the deaths in the US every yearCoronary heart disease results from a reduction in blood flow through the coronary arteries which supply the heart with blood oAccounts fo
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