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Blast from the Past (history) Research Junkies (research designs) Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes (body systems) Wait, what did we find? (research findings) Keep Calm or Else... (effects of stress)
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What is the biomedical model?
This model, created in the 1900's, reduces all illnesses to malfunctions of organs and biochemicals in your body, and suggests that all illness has a biological cause.
100
What is dependent variable?
In a research study, this variable is measured and relies on the effects of the manipulated variable.
100
What is the nervous system?
This body system is made up of the CNS and the PNS?
100
Who is Phineas Gage?
This individual's injury advanced our knowledge about how the frontal lobe controls important aspects of our personality.
100
What is sped up aging?
We have seen this effect of stress occur on our presidents when comparing pictures from the beginning of their presidencies to the end of their presidencies.
200
What is the biopsychosocial model?
This model is better at treating chronic illnesses as opposed to acute illnesses.
200
What is experimental design?
This is the only research design that proves causation.
200
What is the hypothalamus?
This brain structure is responsible for emotional activity, motivation, and regulation of essential bodily functions.
200
What is the fight or flight response?
Walter Canon coined this term referring to how one's physiological response to danger helps mobilize our bodies to either attack the threat or flee from the threat.
200
What is Type A personality?
Coronary heart disease has a high correlation with this type of personality.
300
What is penicillin?
In 1925, this was treatment was discovered, completely changing medicine and bringing out the biomedical model.
300
What is is a correlational design?
This research design shows the relationship existing between variables without manipulation by the researcher.
300
What is the autonomic nervous system?
This sub-system of the nervous system is comprised of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.
300
What is general adaptation syndrome?
Hans Selye, known as the "Father of Stress," discovered this syndrome in which all individuals respond to stress in the same way (e.g., enlarged adrenal glands, shrunken lymph nodes, bleeding ulcers) no matter what the stressor is.
300
What is the HPA axis?
In contrast to the autonomic nervous system (ANS), which responds quickly to acute stressors, this stress response works slowly (about 20 minutes after the stressor) traveling through multiple systems to eventually release cortisol.
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What is cardiovascular disease?
This type of illness is the leading cause of death in the United States
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What is a longitudinal design?
This research design is the repeated observation of the same individual(s) over time.
400
What is the endocrine system?
A disruption in this body system can lead to hypo- or hyperthyroidism.
400
What is the secondary appraisal stage?
This stage in the stress appraisal process is characterized by assessing whether or not you have the resources available to cope with the stressor.
400
What is the sympathetic nervous system?
This system is responsible for why some people have to rush to the bathroom when they get stressed.
500
What is trephination?
This ancient form of treatment consisted of taking sharp tools and puncturing people's skulls to release evil spirits.
500
What is a retrospective design?
This research design asks participants to recall what happened to them in the past.
500
What is b-cells?
This type of lymphocyte (immune cell) doesn't kill the invader directly, but rather uses antibodies to fight off the invader.
500
What is how much change the stressor causes in one's life.
Holmes and Rahe found that this indicates how stressful a situation is, rather than the life event itself.
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What is ulcers?
H. Polyri combined with chronic stress can lead to this medical condition.




Health Psychology Exam #1

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