Stress-related illness : The Immune System

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  • Stress-related illness: The Immune System
    • Kiecolt-Glaser, et al (EXAM STRESS)
      • PROCEDURES:
        • 75 medical students
        • 2 Blood samples
          • During exams (high stress)
          • 1 month before exams (low stress)
        • Answered a questionnaire
      • AIM: Does stress in the short-term have an effect on the immune system/
      • Natural experiment
    • Kiecolt-Glaser = 2nd experiment
      • AIM: Greater effects on immune functioning w/ chronic stress = wound healing
      • PROCEDURES
        • Comparing women without partner & married women
      • FINDINGS:
        • Blister wounds on married women = healed less after an argument
        • Women w/out partner since last year = poorer immune system functioning
      • CONCLUSION: On-going stress = bigger effect on function of immune system
    • AO2: INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES
      • Kiecolt-Glaser = 2nd experiment
        • AIM: Greater effects on immune functioning w/ chronic stress = wound healing
        • PROCEDURES
          • Comparing women without partner & married women
        • FINDINGS:
          • Blister wounds on married women = healed less after an argument
          • Women w/out partner since last year = poorer immune system functioning
        • CONCLUSION: On-going stress = bigger effect on function of immune system
      • POINT
        • People react differently to functioning of immune system & stress = gender & age
      • EXPLANATION
        • Findings can't be generalised for all genders = react to stress
          • Old people = more vulnerable = body hard to regulate itself = immune system functions harder
  • Kiecolt-Glaser, et al (EXAM STRESS)
    • PROCEDURES:
      • 75 medical students
      • 2 Blood samples
        • During exams (high stress)
        • 1 month before exams (low stress)
      • Answered a questionnaire
    • AIM: Does stress in the short-term have an effect on the immune system/
    • Natural experiment

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