Outline + Evaluate research into the relationship between the immune system and stress-related illness

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  • Outline + Evaluate research into the relationship between the immune system and stress-related illness
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      • Biologically Reductionist
  • 2 Stress Responses
  • Acute and Chronic
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    • Kiecolt + Glaser
      • 75 medical students, took blood tests one month before and during exams
        • Measured NK cells and life events and loneliness were controlled
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    • Riley's Mice
      • Affect of short term stress
        • Exposed to a cancerous solution
          • One group were on a turntable for 10mins per hour for 3 days
            • They found the stress group were more likely to develop cancer
    • Kiecolt + Glaser
      • Affect of LT stress
        • One group of carers and one group of non carers
          • They were given a punch biopsy wound below their elbow
            • They found the carers took nine dayslonger toheal
              • Concluding stress caused immune suppression
  • They found Nk cells were reduced in the stress goup
    • Measured NK cells and life events and loneliness were controlled
  • Concluding exam stress caused immune suppression, fewer cells to fight infection
  • Riley's Mice
    • Affect of short term stress
      • Exposed to a cancerous solution
        • One group were on a turntable for 10mins per hour for 3 days
          • They found the stress group were more likely to develop cancer
  • Natural Experiment : No demand characteristics
    • Life events and loneliness were controlled and it was a repeated measures design
  • They found the carers took nine dayslonger toheal
    • Concluding stress caused immune suppression
  • They were given a punch biopsy wound below their elbow
    • One group of carers and one group of non carers
      • Affect of LT stress
        • Concluding stress affected the ability to fight cancer due to immune suppression

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