health chapter 8

  1. generally having a possitive outlook, being comfortable with yourself and others and being able to meet lifes challenges and demands
    mental health
  2. first step toward improving your mental health is
    access your  general level of mental fitness
  3. the system that tells a person how to react and feel at a given moment
    sympatheitic nervous system
  4. realistic about strengths and weaknesses, responsible for behavior and open-minded and flexible
    signs of good mental health
  5. are obstacles in you own thinking, attitiudes or behaviors
  6. is essential for imporving your mental health
    positive self image
  7. is the cinfidence and worth that you fell about yourself
    self esteem
  8. are messages from others that indicate who they think you are or what they think about your life
  9. positive feedback when you make a mistake. try to learn and grow from the expierence
    constructtive criticism
  10. is a ranked list of those needs essential to human growth and development presented in ascending order from most basic to the most fufilling or satisfying
    • Maslows Hierarch of needs
    • A. Physical needs
    • B. emotional needs
    • C. aesthetic (artisic) needs
    • D. Self actualization
  11. food water sleep shelter
    physical needs
  12. love and be loved
    emotional needs
  13. intellectual needs, need to be creative, explore hobbies, understand and appreciate the arts
    aesthetic (artistic)needs
  14. self fulling needs, the highest point on Maslows hierarchy of needs be the best you can be
    self actualization
  15. a complex set of characteristics that make you unique and sets you apart from others. A special mix of traits, feeling, attitudes, and habits
  16. How is personality determined
    • -heredity
    • -environment
    • -personal behavior
  17. the part of your personality that you have the most control over
    personal behvior
  18. personalities that are more likely uptight adn competitve, high acheiving and aggressive
    Type A
  19. personalities that are more laid back
    Type B
  20. means copying the behaviors of those you are exposed to
  21. are signals that tell your mind and body how to react
  22. are professionals with doctoral degrees who diagnose and treat emotional and behvioral disorders
  23. can greatly affect your emotions during adolescence. your 4 to 7 times more likely to die of heart disease if you are a hostile person
  24. involves strong affection, deep concern, and respect. people given __________ tend to develope high self esteem
  25. ability to imagine and understand how someone else feels.
  26. the response that and be a safe gaurd or protection if you need respond to a real threat.
  27. irrational fear
  28. reasonable or helpful fear
    rational fear
  29. intentional use of unfriendly or nasty behavior
  30. emotional response when you think you have done something wrong
  31. the ability to adapt effectively and recover from dissapointment
  32. strategies used to help and individual delay dealing with strong emotions until they are prepared
    defense mechanisms
  33. common defense mechanisms
    • repression
    • supression
    • rationalization
    • regression
    • denial
    • compensation
    • projection
    • idealization
  34. unconscious pushing of unpleasant feelings below the surface
  35. intentional pushing of unpleasant thoughts below the surface
  36. making excuses to try and explain a situation rather than taking direct responsibility
  37. turning back to behaviors of earlier stage
  38. unconscious lack of knowledge of something in ones enviroment that is obvious to others
  39. wanting to cover up weakness and mistakes by making up for htem thru gift giving, hard work, etc.
  40. being unaware of attributing ones feelings to another person- blaming
  41. seeing someone else as perfect
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