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death rate



dimensions of wellness

pyhsical, intellectual, social, emotional, spritual, environmental

leading causes of death in US

heart disease, malignany neoplasms, cerbiovascular disease, chronic lower respiratory disease

primary prevention

before the problem starts

secondary prevention

early in developement

tertiary prevention

treatment and or rehab for the problem

infection disease

communicable from one to another, caused by microorganisms

chronic disease

developes and continues over a long period of time- lifestyle factors


best treatment method for disease

goals for health in 2010

increase quality and years of healthy lifestyle, eleminate health disparities

self efficacy

an individual belief that he or she is capable of acheiving certain goals or performing at a level that may influence events in life

health disparities

difference in the incidence, prevalence, mortality, and burden of disease and other health conditions among specific population growth (race, health insurance)


knowledge, belief, attitude, culture, values, age, sex, race


skills, abililites, money, time, safe areas


incentives, rewards, family support, encouragement

predisposing, enabling, reinforcing

factors that influence behavior

stages of change

precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, maintainance, termination

internal locus of control

no personal control, lack of confidence in their abiltiy to succedd in a particular behavior

external locus of control

confident that their behavior will influence the outcome


negative effect on health


presents opportunities for personal growth- positive


glands, tissues, and cells that transport hormones thru bloodstrem to influence metabolism


chemical messanger, to blood stream to target cell or organ for regulations of activities


stress arousal, fight of flight

adaptive response

form of adjustment in which the body attemts to restore homeostasis

general adaptation syndrom

physiological response to stress


fight of flight


rest and digest


stress overload


slowing system stimulated by stress responcse, checks and balances


control center of the brain

pituitary gland

master gland, near hypothalamus


kidneys; alarm phase


steroid hormone, stored nutrients readily available for energy


brain secretions that have pain inhabilitations

autonomic nervous system

sympathetic and parasympathetic

adrenocorticotropic hormone

pituitaty gland, stimulates secretion of coritsol

type a personality

hard driving, competetive, anxious, perfectionist

type b personality

relaxed, non competitive


perceive reality as it is, respond to challange, rational strategies


purpose for life, fulfillment


thinking and actions, greatest productivitiy, less stress, depression, and anxiety

psychosocially healthy people

feel good about themselves, comfortable withothers, control tension and anxiety, meet demands of life, curb hate and guilt, maintain positive outlook

how can i build self esteem

pay attention to your own needs, take care of yourself, do things you enjoy, do something you've put off, give rewards, spend time with people

psychosocially personality traits

extroversion, agreeability, emotional stability, openess to experience, conscientiousness

self esteem

sense of self respect or self confidence

self efficacy

persons beliefs about whether he or she can successfully engage in and execute specific behavior

dimensions of psychological health

self esteem, pursuit of happiness, getting out of a mad mood

sleep apnea



trouble falling or staying asleep


second leading cause of death in college students

prevention for suicide

talk to a friend, ask if theyve considered it, offer solutions or alternatives

compassionate, passionate

2 kinds of love


secure, trusting attachment- family and friends


high arounsal, ecstasy of being loved, agony of rejection

elements of a healthy relationship

trust, history together, friendship

ingredience for true love

intimacy, passion, commitment

competitive/combative listening

all about us

passionate/attentive listening

sincere, no feedback

active/reflective listening


how to express difficult feelings

be specific, degree of feelings, what you dont like and why, take responsibilty

good communication

leveling, editing, documenting, validating


clear, simple, honest message


censoring comments


specific examples


respect others thoughts and feelings

behavioral interdependence

daily activities intertwine

need fulfillment

intimacy, assistance, affirmation

emotional attachment


emotional availability

give/recieve without fear of rejection


both responsible for decisions and actions

self nurturance

balance of sleep, eating, exercises, working, relaxing, and socializing

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