Tag: healthpsychology

How do we help people become healthier? Evaluating health promotion models

How do we help people become healthier? Evaluating health promotion models

Download the learning helper linked here: Understanding Effective Models of Health Promotion  Utilize our class google doc (found on the health psych page) as well as this resource extracted from an Albert Bandura article: Bandura on Health belief model chart  to understand the following two learning outcomes: […]

Analyzing AA: Evaluating treatment programs

Analyzing AA: Evaluating treatment programs

Read the incredibly interesting Atlantic article titled, “The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous” linked here: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/04/the-irrationality-of-alcoholics-anonymous/386255/ While reading, fill out the following chart: AA Analyzed with the the goal of addressing the learning outcome, “Examine prevention strategies and treatments for substance abuse and addictive behavior”

The new science of addiction

The new science of addiction

Check out the study below by Nora Volkow et al. (2011):  http://www.pnas.org/content/108/37/15037.full This research aligns with much of the work Volkow has been doing for much of the past 15 years. Her goal is to treat addicts. Like everything in treatment, treatment is most effective […]

Baboon Bullies; Stress and Physiology

Baboon Bullies; Stress and Physiology

Professor Robert Sapolsky of Stanford with one of his subjects Read the article linked below discussing the work of Robert Sapolsky and his research into Baboon Hierarchies, the hormone cortisol, stress response and the environment’s effect on physiology below: Spolsky article on stress If you […]

2 Effects of the Environment on Physiological Processes

2 Effects of the Environment on Physiological Processes

The first study you’ll need to know is Sapolsky’s work with baboons and the physiological effects environmental stressors have on the release of cortisol (see linked post):  http://awakenedlearning.com/2015/10/06/baboon-bullies-stress-and-physiology/ **The other study you’ll want to know in order to address this learning outcome completely is Rosenweig […]

Stress Understood

Stress Understood

Complete the Stress Understood Learning Helper below and we’ll work on Coping Strategies next class! Health Psychology – stress response