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REVISION

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HEALTH & CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY







Your examination is on Thursday 19th January 2012.

You have 2 hours to answer 4 two part questions (a) and (b), 2 on
Health and Clinical and 2 on Forensic. This is an options paper so choose
carefully.

On both options…

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Health & Clinical

You will need to answer two questions on two
different topics below.

1) Healthy Living

For each of the key studies summarise either
the theory or the study (aim, procedure,
results, conclusion). The first one has been
completed for you.

Theories of Health Belief
Becker &…

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Cowpe (1989) Chippan fire prevention

Aim: To test effectiveness of advertising (Media campaigns) in
education and prevention of chip pan fires.

Procedure: Natural Experiment, two 60 secs commercials shown in 10
TV areas.

Results: Net decline in chip pan fires between 733%, Awareness
9096%.

Conclusion: Most effective during campaign.…

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Features of Adherence to Medical Regimes
Ley et al (1973) Memory for Instructions













Bulpitt et al (1988) Hypertension













Watt et al (2003) Funhaler

















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Evaluation

The issues are individual differences, especially demographic variables
such as age, income, gender, occupation, education, family size, religion,
ethnicity etc.

Conclusion

There are many compelling and logical arguments for adopting a healthy
lifestyle, however many of us choose to ignore them. We tend to adopt
a cost/benefit analysis…

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2) Stress

Causes of stress
Johannson (1978) Swedish Sawmill (Work)













Holmes & Rahe (1967) Social Readjustment Rating Scale (Life
Events)













Geer & Maisel (1973) Lack of Control














Methods of measuring stress

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Combined (Johannson)










SelfReport (Homles & Rahe)














Physiological (Geer & Maisel)





















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Techniques for managing stress

Budzynski et al ­ Biofeedback













Cognitive Michenbaum (1975)













Waxler & Morrison ­ Social Relationships and Breast Cancer


















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Evaluation

Again the issue is individual Differences. It is not stress that is the
problem, but the way that you deal with it. There are also cultural and
gender related differences.

Conclusion

Stress is blamed for a whole range of physical illnesses and
psychological disorders. It is said to…

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