Could you answer Just 15 of these questions ?
Textbook:Insel, P. & Roth, W. (2015). Connect core concepts in health (14th Ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education, ISBN: 9781259284342.
Chapter 1: Taking Charge of Your Health
What is wellness and its (9) dimensions? What are examples of each dimensions and how do they interact?
What is the difference between diseases prior to the 20th century and today? What is the difference between an infectious disease and chronic disease? What are the leading chronic diseases in the United States (i.e. the top causes of death)?
An individual’s level of wellness is profoundly influenced by their lifestyle/health habits. How does an individuals’ daily choices increase or decrease their risk for chronic diseases? Does an individuals genetic predispositions have more or less affect on their health? Explain why.
What is the Healthy People Initiative and what is the Healthy People 2010’s current mission?
Health issues effect diverse populations by factors of sex, gender, ethnic groups, income and education, disability, geographic locations, and sexual orientation differently. Explain how each factors affect people differently.
Improving health involves a process of change. What steps have Carl DiClemente and James Prochaska outlined in their “stages of change model? What does each stage entail? What roles do self-efficacy and locus of control play in behavior change?
Chapter 2: Stress-The Constant Challenge
What is the difference between the following terms: stressor; stress response; and stress? What is the difference between eustress and distress? What are the links between stress and health (i.e. psychological problems, health problems, etc.)? What are effective strategies for managing stress? What are some ineffective strategies for managing stress?
What are the roles of the nervous and endocrine system in responding to stressors? What is the flight-or-flight reaction? What is homeostasis?
Physical responses to stress vary in intensity from person to person and situation to situation; although we all have a similar set of physical changes. However, what influences how we individually respond to stress?
What are the different personality types and what do they each entail? What impact does each of the personality types have on disease?
What is the theory of the general adaption syndrome and what does its stages entail? How does the general adaptation syndrome lead to general exhaustion? What is allostatic load?
Chapter 3: Psychological Health
What is psychological health? How is it defined in the negative term? How is it defined in positive terms?
Who is Abraham Maslow? What does his theory about self-actualization entail? What the characteristics of a self-actualized individual? What examples of self-actualized people do we have today and be able to explain why they may be considered self-actualized.
What are Eric Erickson;s Stages of Personality and Psychological Development? What does it mean to have an integrated and stable self-concept?
What are cognitive distortions? What are examples of each cognitive distortion?
What is a defense mechanisms? What are examples of each defense mechanism?
There are many categories of Psychological Disorders (i.e. Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, etc.). Name each Psychological Disorder category and list their basic characteristics inclusive of treatment.
What are the four models of Therapeutic Change? What are their Views of Human Nature regarding psychological disorders?
Chapter 4: Intimate Relationships and Communication
What influences do gender roles, styles of attachment and friendship play in our identity and sense of self during childhood and later in life? What anxious/ambivalent attachments and how do they impact future relationships? What are anxious/avoidant attachments and how do they impact future relationships?
What are different parenting styles and how do they differ in demandingness and responsiveness?
What are three basic temperament types of children?
What is Sternberg’s “Love Triangle” theory? What are its elements and resulting types of love?
What is non-verbal communication and how much do we use it?
What are good communication skills? How gender communication patterns differ?
What is the process and strategies of conflict-resolution?
What are the traditional male-female dating patterns? How has dating in the 21st century changed and what roles do males and females play?
There are many types of families in the United States today (i.e. cohabitating, gay and lesbian partnerships, single/ single-parent families, married couples, and step/blended families). How prevalent is each type of family and what are the advantages and disadvantages of each? What are common qualities of successful families?
Chapter 5: Sex and Your Body
What main parts and functions of the male and female anatomy?
Besides chromosomes, how do males and females perceive themselves to be male or female?
How are male and female puberty similar? How are they different? What gland regulates puberty? What are the phases of menses?
What are the phases of the Sexual Response Cycle? What is vascongestion? What is myotonia? What does healthy, responsible sexual behavior entail?
Chapter 6: Contraception
What are the four categories of contraception and what is the purpose of each?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of each contraception inclusive of effectiveness rate, failure rate and continuation rate?
Why have males historically been less interested in the use of contraceptions than females? Why should that position be reconsidered?
Chapter 7: Abortion
What is abortion? What are the differences among abortion, miscarriage and emergency contraception?
How has the United States defined abortion through cases like Roe v. Wade?
What is viability? How has Roe v. Wade defined viability in light of abortion? How have views on viability changed in the United States.
What does it mean to be pro-life? What does it mean to be pro-choice? Does pro-choice mean pro-abortion? Where do many Americans stand regard pro-life and pro-choice views?
What is the prevalence rate of abortion in the United States?
What are the characteristics of a woman who may have an abortion? What are her personal considerations, reasons for an abortion and what psychological considerations must she consider?