Stress Related Illness Flashcards

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How does the immune system work?
Prevent, Detect, Destroy
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Who tested Short Term Stressors?
Kiecolt Glaser Et Al and Marucha Et Al
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Who tested Long Term Stessors?
Kiecolt Glaser Ey Al and Malarkey Et Al
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What did Kiecolt Glaser Et Al do to test if short term stressors effect the immune system?
He took the blood sample of medical students one month before and during their exams, they also had to fill questionaire, he found that NK cell activity decreased during exams
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Name 3 evaulation points of Kiecolt Glaser Et Al's experiment of short term stressors effecting the immune system?
It has wide acedemic credibility as its supported by Marucha. It has low population validity as it was only tested on medical students and it has high internal validity as it used scientific methods
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What did Marucha Et Al do to test if short term stressors effect the immune system?
Inflicted a punch biopsy in mouth of students during the summer and 3 days before exam, found that would took 40% longer to heal during exams
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Name 3 evaluation points of Marucha Et Al's experiment of short term stressors effecting the immune system?
It has wide academic credibility as its supported by Kiecolt, Health is a slow change so stressors cant change health and the experiment is easy to repeat
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What did Kiecolt Glaser Et Al do to test if long term stressors effect the immune system?
He tested how fast wounds would heal when people were experiencing marital stress, found that blister wounds healed slower on couples who'd had an argument
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Name an evaluation points of Kiecolt Glaser Et Al's test of long term stressors effecting the immune system
The experiment has high population validity, therefore it has high external validity and can be generalised
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What di Malarkey Et Al do to test if long term stressors effect the immune system?
Tested 90 newlyweds, found that when resolving stressful issues adrenaline and noradrenline went up which leads to poor immune system functioning
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Name an evaluation point of Malarkey Et Al's test of if long term stressors effect the immune system
It has wide acedemic credibility as Kiecolt Glaser Et Al had the same conclusion
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Name 2 strengths of stress related illness-
The studies are supported by figures in industry (people in more stressful jobs take more time off) this means it has wider credibility, the research has real life applications we know if someone is ill we should lower their stress to make them bette
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Name 2 weaknesses of stress related illness
Evans Et Al found that stress can sometimes be a good thing so the conclusions drawn from the research is mixed, the studies generalise too much the effects of stress on 'everyone' (women are more effected and old people get more ill)
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In relation to the weaknesses of stress related illness what did Evans Et Al do and find?
Evans looked at levels of sIgA in students when doing a speech, he found that during chronic stress there were low levels of sIgA but with acute there were higher levels which is good for the immmune system
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Who tested Short Term Stressors?

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What did Kiecolt Glaser Et Al do to test if short term stressors effect the immune system?

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