Health Psych Test 2.1

  1. Autonomic Nervous System
    • serves internal organs
    • involved in responses to stress
  2. Sympathetic Nervous System
    • mobilizes the body's resources in emergency, stressful, and emotional situations
    • reactions could include increased rate and strength of cardiac contraction, constriction of blood vesels, or increase in respiration
  3. Parasympathetic Nervous System
    • promotes relaxation
    • functions under normal, non-stressful conditions
  4. Neuroendocrine System
    • consists of endocrine glands that are controlled by and interact with the nervous system
    • parts include: pituitary, thyroid, adrenal glands, pancreas, and gonads
  5. Hormones
    • chemicals created by glands in the endocrine and neuroendocrine systems
    • could have direct effect or may cause the secretion of another hormone when at target
  6. Primary Appraisal
    • occurs first
    • what is the effect on one’s well-being
  7. Secondary Appraisal
    forming an impression of one’s ability to control or cope with harm, threat, or challenge
  8. Reppraisal
    changing one's appraisal because new info became available
  9. Reliability
    • the consistency which which an instrument measures whatever it measures
    • determined by a paired-association methor or the test-retest technique
  10. Validity
    • the extent to which an instrument measure what it is supposed to measure
    • must answer the question "what are these instruments supposed to measure?"
  11. Problem-Focused coping
    aimed at changing the source of the stress
  12. Emotion-Focused Coping
    managing the emotions that accompany the perception of stress
Card Set
Health Psych Test 2.1
Health Psych Test 2.1