Health

 

 

 

 

1.  To what extent do biological, cognitive and sociocultural factors influence stress?

 

Sapolsky – Why zebras don’t get ulcers
Sapolsky - Social hierarchy on Primate Health
Selye - General Adaptation Syndrome 
Lazarus - Puzzles of Daily Hassles 
Cannon - Fight or Flight

 

2.  Evaluate psychological research (that is, theories and/or studies) relevant to health psychology.

 

Any of the Health Psych Studies would work here but you should pick different methods and talk about their strengths and weaknesses.  Talk about how one method might be appropriate in one situation but how another method might be more appropriate in another situation.

 

3.  Discuss ethical considerations.

 

While you should always discuss ethical considerations with the studies, what they are looking for here is a discussion of particular ethical issues in the study of health psychology.  Use 3 studies that would illustrate the points that you are trying to make.

 

4.  Discuss the influence of dispositional factors and/or health beliefs on health-related behaviour.

 

Ehrmin – That feeling of not feeling

Shuckit – Tolerance Study

Shucit – Adoption Study

Fulton - Health Belief Model  Apply Health Belief Model to Substance Abuse

 

5.  With the use of suitable examples, discuss prevalence rates of one or more health problems and associated health risks.

 

 

 

6.  Discuss physiological, psychological and social aspects of addiction.

 

Ehrmin – That feeling of not feeling

Shuckit – Tolerance Study

Shucit – Adoption Study

AnnaRose Childress – Cravings and observed with PET scan

 

7.  Discuss factors related to the development of substance abuse or stress related illnesses and protective factors.

 

            Substance Abuse

 

Ehrmin – That feeling of not feeling

Shuckit – Tolerance Study

Shuckit – Adoption Study

AnnaRose Childress – Cravings and observed with PET scan

 

 

Stress

 

Sapolsky – Why zebras don’t get ulcers

Sapolsky - Social hierarchy on Primate Health

Selye - General Adaptation Syndrome 

Lazarus - Puzzles of Daily Hassles 

Cannon - Fight or Flight

 

8.  Discuss models and theories of health promotion.

 

Fulton - A Study Guided by the Health Belief Model
Vallis – Stages of change for healthy eating
DiClemente – Changing Addictive Behaviours

 

9.  Evaluate the effectiveness of health promotion strategies

 

Fulton - A Study Guided by the Health Belief Model
Vallis – Stages of change for healthy eating
DiClemente – Changing Addictive Behaviours

 

 

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Stress Reduction Strategies