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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY 320
Professor
Dr.Harrell
Semester
Spring

Description
Health Psychology Reading NotesChapter 1Health PsychologyUnderstanding psychological influences on how people stay healthy why they become ill and how they respond when they do get illHealth psychologists focus on health promotion and maintenance prevention and treatment of illness etiology and correlates of health illness and dysfunction and improving the health care systemformulation of health policyoEtiologythe origins or causes of illnessHealthA complete state of physical mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmityWellnessThe balance of physical mental and social wellbeingHistory1Stone Agedisease arose when evil spirits entered the body treated by exorcisms etc2Greeksdisease arose when four humors were out of balanceaBloodbBlack bilecYellow biledphlegm 3Middle Agesdisease arose when God
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