Effective Health Behavior in Older Adults (Springer Series by K. Warner Schaie PhD, Howard Leventhal PhD, Sherry Willis

By K. Warner Schaie PhD, Howard Leventhal PhD, Sherry Willis PhD

Pennsylvania kingdom Univ., collage Park. textual content examines the wellbeing and fitness behaviors of older adults and the ways that those behaviors are suffering from societal tendencies. themes contain psychosocial components in prevention of heart problems, position of workout, continual disorder, societal constructions, and repayment styles.

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1). That is, people exhibiting hostility have exaggerated cardiovascular and neuroendocrine responses to stressors. Unlike those with Type A personality, who seem to be hyperreactive to all kinds of threats, however, hostile individuals are more likely to be differentially reactive to interpersonal stressors, such as harassment, social conflict, and self-disclosure (Christensen & Smith, 1993; Hardy & Smith, 1988; Suarez & Williams, 1989; Suls & Wan, 1993). These patterns are consistent with the notion that hostile (vs.

Partial support for the role of gender stereotyping comes from two studies of physicians (Clark, Potter, & McKinlay, 1991) that found that a male videotaped actor was more likely to receive a cardiac diagnosis than a female. However, these researchers did not consider how gender stereotypes might influence the response of laypeople who are actually responsible for prehospital delay. In a series of studies, Martin, Gordon, and Lounsbury (1998) examined gender disparities in the attribution of cardiac-related symptoms by laypeople.

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