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Stress and Health

behavioral medicine
combine knowledge of behavior and medicine and apply to health and disease
health psychology
psychology's contribution to behavioral medicine
perceive and respond to threatening/challenging events
general adaptation syndrome (GAS)
response to stress: alarm, resistance, exhaustion
type A
competitive, impatient, agressive
type B
easy-going, relaxed
more vulnerable to infection
effect of stress on health?
alleviating stress
problem-focused coping
alleviate stress by changing stressor
emotion-focuses coping
alleviate stress by avoiding/ignoring stressor
aerobic exercise
sustained exercise that may help stress
electronically record psychological state