Biological Psychology Notes
Sumaiya Bhimji 12L
Group of drug most commonly used to treat anxiety which slows down the activity of the central
GABA - Neurotransmitter that it
is the body's’ natural form of the anxiety relief...
The following reading materials are extracted from:
Stranks, J. (2005). Stress at work. Management and prevention. MA: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann.
2.7 Organizational culture and change
All organizations incorporate a set of cultures that have developed over a period of time. They are associated...
Psychological Bipolar Effects
PTSD, Anxiety, Phobias, OCD, Hoarding
The prevalence, the distribution of a mental illness within a population group (random or
Sociological causes of poor mental health rooted in ongoing poor circumstances
undergo an in-depth study about the stress among the employees in organization. To identify the factors causing stress among the employees. To identify/ suggest the coping strategies to manage stress. One of the major areas of research appears to be organizational stress in general and stresses in particular...
Research has shown a connection between stress and physical illness. Furthermore, who becomes ill under pressure may be regulated by other factors such as personality type. Several studies conducted confirm that stress is positively correlated with incidences of physical illness (DeVito, 1994). It is also...
Stress has been generally examined in one of three ways. Discuss these different ways outlining their strengths and weaknesses.
This essay will focus on what we mean by stress, the keys ways in which stress has been measured and the three main theoretical approaches will be described and evaluated...
‘To what extent does research support a link between stress and illness’ (12 marks)
There is proven to be correlation between stress & illness. Stress can cause problems with the circulatory system, problems such as high blood pressure, coronary heart disease caused by atherosclerosis and stroke...
Having introduced the problem of how to define mental illness and determine its boundaries in Chapter 2, and discussing the diagnostic and statistical challenges in determining etiology in Chapter 3, in Chapter 4 Mechanic turns to a more detailed examination of the various conceptions accounting for...
MENTAL ILLNESS AND METABOLIC DISORDERS
Name of Student
Objective of the study:
To identify the relationship between low income mental patients, and metabolic disorders among the 235,000 patients who have been diagnosed with mental health...
• Stress: body’s response to any demand made upon it
• Stressor: thing that upsets/excites a person, whether ( or Θ
• Eustress: positive life stress (challenges one to grow & adapt)
• Distress: negative life stress (depletes/destroys energy)
changes as a source of stress
Stress is the response that occurs when we think the demands being placed on us are greater than our ability to cope. Stress, if left unresolved, could lead to serious health problems. People believe that life changes are linked to stress and illness. Life changes are major...
Work Place Stress
An organization cannot stand on its own as it works only due to the presence of its employees who works into it. All of us who live in the democracy would want to believe that the organization in which we work tend to provide us with equality, respect and an impartial...
Outline and evaluate the psychological research into the link between stress and the immune system.
The main function of the immune system is to protect the body from infectious agents such as viruses and other toxins. The immune system can fail us in two ways-either by, letting infections enter the...
Discuss the relationship between stress and illness.
Cohen et al investigated the role of life stress on a person’s vulnerability to the common cold. He gave his participants questionnaires to fill out on the number of stressful left events they had encountered in the previous year and asked them...
Psychosocial concerns of Acute Illness
Stress & Coping
Hospitalized patient’s experience stress from certain sources such as physiological dysfunction, circadian rhythm disturbances, and limited access to family, familiar objects, and surroundings. Uncertainty regarding the illness, its consequences and effects...
Stress and coping: a process
Somatic Psychology: Stress
August 12th, 2014
Stress and coping: a process
The idea of stress is one that we, those of us in the American culture, live with all the time. There is a sense that multitasking and always coping with “more” is a sign of success...
Stress And The Immune System
The immune system is a very important part of our bodily functions as
its main function is to protect the body against millions of antigens,
which attack our cells and try to reproduce viruses and diseases. In this paper, I plan to show that Psychologists have...
well-being”. In the light of this definition, evaluate the state of your own health?
Being in good health means more than just being free from illness or disease. While being physically healthy is the first step to good health, good mental health and social well-being are also necessary. In fact,...
Intense Moderate Weak or Absent
Suicide Intense Absent Intense
Homicide Intense Intense Intense
Violence is associated with post-traumatic stress, violation is associated with victimization, and volition is associated with compulsive inquiry.
Sudden accidental death
The unanticipated nature...
To what extent does psychological stress influence the progression of physical disease? Evaluate evidence for and against this position to support your judgment, focusing on one possible physiological pathway.
Psychological stress refers to the emotional and physiological reactions experienced when...
Outline and evaluate psychological research into life changes as a source of stress. (8marks)
Holmes and Rahe (1967) aimed to test the hypothesis that the stress of life events was correlated with illness. They suggested that change is stressful and therefore this affects our health.
and Evaluate Research into the relationship between stress and the Immune system (12)
The main function of the immune system is to protect the body from antigens such as viruses and bacteria. The immune system can fail us however by many factors which include stress which will then let antigens into...
Discuss research into the relationship between the immune system and stress related illness
Kiecolt-Glaser – medical student – blood samples 1 month before and during exams – NK cell activity monitored (antibody) – NK cell activity decreased – acute stress affects the efficiency of the immune system...
With the prevalence of chronic stress affecting individuals worldwide, the subject of stress and its relation to illness has fuelled an abundance of research. The main essence of chronic stress is the body’s psychological and physiological response to coping with and adjusting to real or perceived threats...
THE EFFECT OF OCCUPATIONAL STRESS IN THE WORKPLACE
ERICK NYAKUNDI ONSONGO firstname.lastname@example.org LECTURER, HUMAN RESOURCE & STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT, KISII UNIVERSITY
Stress is becoming part of life, recent lifestyle changes, growing demands on people to find suitable employment, rising...
and Evaluate research into the relationship between the immunes system and stress-related illness.
Stress has been widely identified to be linked with illness, which has therefore attracted researchers to investigate the relationship between the immune system and stress. Cohen et al for instance conducted...
can still succeed in becoming pregnant again. She also is experiencing stress from the death of her mother and the illness of her father. This can leave a huge stress factor in anyone’s life. The other things could because stress was the move and the commute she has to do for work every day. She might...
Outline and evaluate research into the relationship between the immune system and stress related illness
The main function of the immune system is to protect the body from infectious agents such as viruses and other toxins. The immune system can fail us in two ways-either by becoming under-vigilant...
The Affect Illness has on Families
This project involves discovering how chronic and life-threatening illness affects family dynamics, relationships within the family, and overall family life. This has been done by analyzing academic articles related to this topic. Some of which include,...
arthritis (RA)), as well as fatigue, and cannot help but wonder how the related stress has impacted both my mind and body (Lecture: November 20, 2012).
This course has really opened my eyes to how damaging ongoing (bad) stress can be, and how important it is to mitigate its effects wherever possible. I...