Evaluation of Research with Reference to alternative evidence- Rahe et al

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Rahe's study is supported by Holmes and Rahe's study, describe their study
Suggested LCU scores 300+ 80% chance people will become ill but below 150 indicated only a 30% risk.
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How does Holmes and Rahe support Rahe's study?
As generally the sailors didn't have a high LCU score and illnesses suffered were only minor- inline with H+R's predictions
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Which study is stronger, Holmes and Rahe or Rahe?
Rahe (1970)- Prospective- results more reliable and less prone to researcher bias or demand characteristics. WEAK as comparing against himself.
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Rahe's study is challenged by Selye, describe Selye's study
Research on rats- stress leads to break down of immune system- exhaustion stage (1-3 months) of GAS
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How does Selye partially rejects rejects Rahe?
As even the most stressful environment (cruiser 2)- low levels of stress (2.528 in decile 10) suggesting stress doesn't always break down the immune system after 3 months.
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Which study is stronger, Selye or Rahe?
Rahe- Selye used rats- not representative
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DeLongis et al also challenges Rahe, describe their study
Found no link between life events and health, but did find a positive correlation (+0.59) between hassles and next day health problems like headaches
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How does DeLongis et al challenge Rahe?
suggesting illness is not directly affected by major life events, but instead daily life hassles
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Which study is stronger, DeLongis et al or Rahe?
Rahe- Larger sample size 2664 vs 75 population validity is stronger
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