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Chapter 14 AP Psychology
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an interdiciplinary field that integrates behavioral and medical knowledge and applies that knowledge to health and disease
a subfield of psychology that provides psychology's contribution to behavioral medicine. (finds out what attitudes and behaviors prevent illness)
the process by which we perceive and respond to certain events. called stressors, that we appraise as threatening or challenging
General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS)
Selye's concept of the body's adaptive response to stress in three stages: alarm, resistance, exhaustion.
Coronary Heart Disease
clogging of vessels that nourish the heart muscle; leading cause of death in many developed countries; can be caused by hypertension, smoking, obesity, family history, hi-fat diet, physical inactivity, elevated cholesterol level and stress.
Friedman and Rosenman's term for competitive, hard-driving, impatient, verbally aggressive and anger prone people.
Friedman and Rosenmans's term for easy going, relaxed people
sustained exercise that increases heart and lung fitness; may also alleviate depression and anxiety
"mind-body" illness; any stress related physical illness such as hypertension and headaches.
two types of white blood cells that are part of the body's immune system
form in the bone marrow and release antibodies that fight bacterial infections.
form in the thymus and other lymphatic tissue and attack cancer cells, viruses and foreign cells
a system for electrically recording, amplifying and feeding back information regarding a subtle physiological state such as blood pressure or muscle tension; can help a person learn how to control a physiological response.
complementary and alternative medicine
as yet unproven health care treatments intended to supplement or serve as alternatives to conventional medicine, and which typically are not widely taught in medical schools, used in hospitals, or reimbursed by insurance companies. When research shows a therapy to be safe and effective, it usually then becomes part of accepted medical practice.
alleviating stress using emotional, cognitive or behavioral methods
attempting to alleviate stress directly by changing the stressor or the way we interact with it. (used when we feel we have a sense of control over a situation)
alleviating stress by avoiding or ignoring a stressor and attending to emotional needs related to one's stress reaction.
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