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an interdisciplinary 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
the process by which we perceive and respond to certain events, called stressors, that we appraise as threatening or challenging
general adaptation syndrome
Selye's concept of the body's adaptive response to stress in three stages -- alarm, resistance, exhaustion
coronary heart disease
the clogging of the vessels that nourish the heart muscle; the leading cause of death in many developed countries
Friedman and Rosenman's term for competitive, hard-driving, impatient, verbally aggressive, and anger-prone people
literally, "mind-body" illness; any stress-related physical illness, such as hypertension and some headaches
form in the thymus and other lymphatic tissue and attack cancer cells, viruses, and foreign substances
attempting to alleviate stress directly - by changing the stressor or the way we interact with that stressor
attempting to alleviate stress by avoiding or ignoring a stressor and attending to emotional needs related to one's stress reaction
sustained exercise that increases heart and lung fitness; may also alleviate depression and anxiety
a system for electronically recording, amplifying, and feeding back information regarding a subtle physiological state, such as blood pressure or muscle tension
prolonged stress due to sustained military combat is associated with a decrease in the size of a brain structure vital to
when an organism's weight falls below its set point, the organism is likely to experience a(n) __ in hunger and a(n) __ in its metabolic rate
Philip, a competitive, hard-driving corporate president is the best example of what type of personality?
epinephrine and norepinephrine
In the 1920s, Walter Cannon discovered that stress produced an outpouring of __ into the bloodstream
as you are waiting to be interviewed for a job, your heart rate, body temperature, and breathing rate begin to increase. These physiological changes are produced by activation of the __ NS
compared to their counterparts of forty years, today's average American woman weight __ and today's average Miss America contestant weighs __
bottle up; express
cancer patients who __ their negative emotions have less chance of survival than those who are able to __ them
alarm reaction, resistance, exhaustion
the three successive phases of the general adaptation syndrome are
stress hormones __ the production of lymphocytes, which is why stress __ vulnerability to bacterial and viral infections
a subfield of psychology that provide a psychological contribution to behavioral medicine
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