Health Psych Test 2.3

  1. Physiological ways to measure stress
    • blood pressure
    • heart rate
    • skin response
    • epinephrine or cortisol levels
  2. Non-physiological ways to measure stress
    • Self reports like...
    • Daily stress inventory: goal is to determine the occurrence of daily stressors and the experience of symptoms
    • Weekly stress inventory: goal is to assess minor stressors or "hassles" for the time span of a week
  3. Type A personality
    • high strung
    • reacts to stress in a significantly higher way than type B's
    • more at rist of developing heart problems
  4. Type B personality
    • easy going
    • laid back
  5. Type D personality
    • more negative
    • 'D' stands for "distressed"
  6. Immune Dificiency
    inadequate immune response
  7. Causes of immune dificiency
    • drug treatment side effect (chemotherapy)
    • naturally: immune sys not fully developed, allergies, autoimmune disease (lupus, MS), transplant rejection
    • As a result of a virus (AIDS)
  8. Psychoneuroimmunology
    focuses on the interactions among behavior, the nervous system, the endocrine system, and the immune system
  9. Diasthesis-stress Model
    • susceptibility an individual has to stress or illness
    • determined either by....
    • predisposing factors (in the person): genetic vulnerability or acquired personality traits or...
    • precipitating factors (from the environment): traumatic experiences
  10. Direct effect of stress on disease
    • through nervous, endocrine, and immune systems
    • could become┬ácompromised, allowing for disease to develop
  11. Indirect effect of stress on disease
    • through changes in health practices
    • stress tends to be related to increases in drinking, smoking, drug use, and sleep problems
Author
kyle.coughlin
ID
203421
Card Set
Health Psych Test 2.3
Description
Health Psych Test 2.3
Updated