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19 Cards in this Set

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beahvioral medicine
interdisciplinary field that integrates behavioral and medical knowledge and applies that knowledge to health and disease
health psychology
provides psychology's contribution to behavioral medicine
events that cause stress
stress reaction
physical and emotional responses to stress
process by which we peceive and respond to certain events, called stressors, that we apprainse as thretening or challengin
-causes circulatory disease, respiratiory, infections disease, and chronic disease
general adaptation sundroms
body's adaptive response to stess in 3 stages- alarm, resistance, exhaustion
alarm stage
due to sudden activation of sympatheic nerous system
fight the challenge- sudden outpouring of hormones
most vulnerable to iillness
shorter DNS pieces at the end of chromosomes- get too short and can't divide, so dies
- cauese women to age younger
unpredicable large-scale events appraised as threatening
significant lfe changes
leaving home, death of loved one
-most vulnerable to disease
daily hassles
hypertension amond those who live in urban ghettos
coronary heart disease
clogging of vessels that nourish the heart muscle; the leading couse of death in many developed countries
type A
competitive hear driving, impatient, verbally aggressive, and anger prone people
type B
easygoing, relazed people
psychophysiological illness
mind boy illnes; any stress-related phyical illness, such as hypertension and some headaches
2 types of hwite blood cells that are part of the body's immune system: B lymphocytes form in the bone marrow and release antibodies that fight bacterial infections; T lymphocytes form in the thymus and lymphatic tissue and attact cancer cells, viruses, foreign substances
system for electronically recording, amplifying, and feeding back information regardin a subtly physiological state, such as blood pressure or muscle tension