Chapter Fifteen

Health and Stress
http://youtu.be/WeSOhqmeG5w
The Mind-Body Connection
How can you keep yourself mentally and
physically healthy in stressful situations?
 Health psych...
Why does stress exist?
Need Two Volunteers
Stress and It’s Impact on Health
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Stress and stressors
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Acute stress
Chronic stress
Environmental psychology
E...
Stress and It’s Impact on Health
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Stressful life events
• Catastrophes
 Burnout
• Significant life changes
• Daily hass...
Turn to your partner…
• Try to come up with at least 5 hassles you
deal with on a daily basis

• Now, let’s see if it made...
Undergraduate Sample
Top 10 Hassles
1. Troubling thoughts about the future
2. Not getting enough sleep
2. Wasting time
4. ...
Middle-Aged Sample
Top 10 Hassles
1. Concern about weight
2. Health of family member
3. Rising costs of common goods
4. Ho...
Stress and It’s Impact on Health
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Stress and the heart
• Heart disease and
personality
 Type A
 Type B

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Stress and ...
A quick quiz
• Are you Type A or Type B?
Health Benefits and Coping
Test
Improving Health
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Factors that reduce stress
• Perceived control
• Explanatory style ~ optimistic
• Social support

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S...
Let’s Breathe & Relax
• http://youtu.be/hoPD0cVquPo
Homework
• Study for Exam Five (over Chapters 13,
14 & 15)
• 50 questions (mult. choice, true/false)
• Bring scantron & #2...
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  1. 1. Chapter Fifteen Health and Stress
  2. 2. http://youtu.be/WeSOhqmeG5w
  3. 3. The Mind-Body Connection How can you keep yourself mentally and physically healthy in stressful situations?  Health psychology
  4. 4. Why does stress exist?
  5. 5. Need Two Volunteers
  6. 6. Stress and It’s Impact on Health  Stress and stressors • • • • • Acute stress Chronic stress Environmental psychology Eustress Distress
  7. 7. Stress and It’s Impact on Health  Stressful life events • Catastrophes  Burnout • Significant life changes • Daily hassle  Hassle
  8. 8. Turn to your partner… • Try to come up with at least 5 hassles you deal with on a daily basis • Now, let’s see if it made it on the Top Ten List
  9. 9. Undergraduate Sample Top 10 Hassles 1. Troubling thoughts about the future 2. Not getting enough sleep 2. Wasting time 4. Inconsiderate smokers 5. Physical appearance 6. Too many things to do 7. Misplacing or losing things 8. Not enough time to do the things you need to do 9. Concerns about meeting high standards 10. Being lonely
  10. 10. Middle-Aged Sample Top 10 Hassles 1. Concern about weight 2. Health of family member 3. Rising costs of common goods 4. Home maintenance 5. Too many things to do 6. Misplacing or losing things 7. Yardwork or outside home maintenance 8. Property, investment, or taxes 9. Crime 10. Physical appearance
  11. 11. Stress and It’s Impact on Health  Stress and the heart • Heart disease and personality  Type A  Type B  Stress and the immune system • Lymphocytes (B & T)
  12. 12. A quick quiz • Are you Type A or Type B?
  13. 13. Health Benefits and Coping Test
  14. 14. Improving Health  Factors that reduce stress • Perceived control • Explanatory style ~ optimistic • Social support  Stress management • Exercise  Aerobic exercise ~ 2 years
  15. 15. Let’s Breathe & Relax • http://youtu.be/hoPD0cVquPo
  16. 16. Homework • Study for Exam Five (over Chapters 13, 14 & 15) • 50 questions (mult. choice, true/false) • Bring scantron & #2 pencil

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