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1-  To what extent do biological, cognitive and sociocultural factors influence health related behaviour?

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 these studies will work for this.

3-  Describe stressors.

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

 

4-  Discuss physiological, psychological and social aspects of 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

 

5-  Evaluate strategies for coping with stress (for example, stress inoculation therapy, hardiness training, yoga and meditation).

Lustman - Biofeedback and SIT
Sapolsky – Why zebras don’t get ulcers – Chap 18
West - Yoga and Dance on Stress and Cortisol
Hartfield - Yoga for improvement of Stress
Shapiro – Teaching Self-Care to Care-Givers

 

Substance abuse, addictive behaviour and obesity

6-  Explain factors related to the development of substance abuse or addictive behaviour.

Ehrmin – That feeling of not feeling
Koob – Dopamine changes in the brain

Shuckit – Tolerance Study

7-  Examine prevention strategies and treatments for substance abuse and addictive behaviour.

Ehrmin – That feeling of not feeling
Grady – Preparing parents for teenagers
Morganstern – affiliation with AA after Tx
DiClemente – Changing Addictive Behaviours

8-  Discuss factors related to overeating and the development of obesity.

Stephen O'Rahilly, Genetics of Obesity
Goldblatt – Social factors in obesity
Martinez - Body-Weight regulation - causes of obesity

9-  Discuss prevention strategies and treatments for overeating and obesity.

Ebbeling - Reduced GL Diet in Tx of Obesity
Vallis - Stages of Change for healthy eating
Stahre - Treatment for Obesity

Health promotion

10-  Examine 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

11-  Discuss 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