Life Changes Flashcards

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What are Life Changes?
Things in our life that need a major transition in some aspects of our life. A change where psychic energy needs to be expended
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What did Holmes and Raye do in 1967?
They developed the SRRS which is based on 43 life events taken from patient records, each life event is awarded a Life Change Unit depending on how stressful. The total value is added.
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What was Rahe's aim?
To investigate whether scores on the Holmes and Rahe SRRS were connected to illness
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What does the SRRS stand for?
Social Readjustment Rating Scale
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What did Rahe do?
2,500 male american sailors were given SRRS to asses how many life events they had had in the past 6 months, total score was recorded, over following six months health status was recorded for each soldier. The LCU were correlated with health
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What were the results of Rahes experiment?
There was a positive correlation between LCU scores and illness scores.
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What was the conclusion of Rahe's experiment?
Experiencing life events increased the chances of a stress related breakdown
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What was the aim of Michael and Ben-Zur's experiment in 2007?
TO investigate whether large life changes did have a negative effect on stress levels
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What did Michael and Ben-Zur do?
Used 130 participants, both male and female, 50% recently widowed, 50% recently divorced. Measured levels of life satisfaction using a questionnaire
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What were the results of Michael and Ben-Zur's experiment?
The widowed group had levels of life satisfaction that were highest before thier partner died, dicorced group had levels of life satisfaction higher after seperation this could be because they turned the life change into a positive one
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Give 3 evaluation points of Life Changes
Critics suggest it is more complex and it is the quality of the event which is more important, the SRRS does not take into account individual differences, most of the research is correlated so doesnt show cause and effect
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