Health Psychology

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Weiten Chapter 12


 
  
Created Oct 25, 2011
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biopsychosocial model
 
holds that physical illness is caused by a complex interaction of biological, psychological,...
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health psychology
 
concerned with how psychosocial factors relate to the promotion and maintenance of health and...
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conflict
 
occurs when two or more incompatible motivations or behavioral impulses compete for epression
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approach-approach conflict
 
a choice must be made between two attractive goals
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avoidance-avoidance conflict
 
a choice must be made between two unattractive goals
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approach-avoidance conflict
 
a choice must be made about whether to pursue a single goal that has both attractive and unattractive...
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life changes
 
any noticeable alterations in one's living circumstances that require readjustment
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general adaptation syndrome
 
a model of the body's stress response, consisting of three stages: alarm, resistance, and exhaustion
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coping
 
refers to efforts to master, reduce, or tolerate the demands created by stress
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learned helplessness
 
a passive behavior produced by exposure to unavoidable aversive events
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defense mechanisms
 
largely unconscious reactions that protect a person from unpleasant emotions such as anxiety...
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immune response
 
the body's defensive reaction to invasion by bacteria, viral agents, or other foreign substances
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acquired immune deficiency syndrome
 
a disorder in which the immune system is gradually weakened and eventually disabled by the...
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catastrophic thinking
 
involves unrealistically pessimistic appraisals of stress that exaggerate the magnitude of...

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