MPS624 All Modules Discussions (September 2018)

MPS 624 Overview of Health Psychology

Module 1 Discussion

DQ1 Introduction

Please take a moment and introduce yourself to the class. Tell us where you live, what are your hobbies, and anything else you want to share.

DQ2 Theoretical Perspectives

2a.Select from the background readings and briefly discuss two theories that interest you that are associated with health psychology.

2b. Distinguish and discuss the differences between psychological health and physical health.

MPS 624 Overview of Health Psychology

Module 2 Discussion

DQ1 Conceptual Perspective (part 1)

1a. Compare and contrast the factors associated with why men are less likely than women to engage in routine healthcare services.

1b. Analyze the advantages and disadvantages when men engage in reactive care instead of proactive health care? Cite your source(s) and respond to at least one other student.

DQ2 Knowledge based Perspective (part 2)

Discuss three of the most common men’s health problems and how they can be prevented. Cite your source(s) and respond to at least one other student.

 

MPS 624 Overview of Health Psychology

Module 3 Discussion

DQ1 Conceptual Perspective (part 1)

Examine and discuss how the changes in government programs and the aging of the population have influenced health insurance coverage for women. Cite your source(s) and respond to at least one other student.

DQ2 Theoretical Perspective (part 2)

After reading about how the definition of women’s health has evolved over time, review the following definition of women’s health as presented at the “Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, 1995. Explain if the definition is consistent with the realities of women’s health today, e.g., has anything changed for women or is still the same?

Health Definition presented at Conference in Beijing, 1995:

“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity; women’s health involves their emotional, social and physical well-being and is determined by the social, political and economic context of their lives, as well as by biology”. Cite your source(s) and respond to at least one other student.

MPS 624 Overview of Health Psychology

Module 4 Discussion

DQ1 Conceptual Perspective (part 1)

Discuss the psychological factors associated with behavior change regarding certain poor health habits like smoking, drug abuse etc. Cite your source(s) and respond to at least one other student.

DQ2 Knowledge Perspective (part 2)

Compare and contrast the potential relationship between poor health-behaviors and good health behaviors. Cite your source(s) and respond to at least one other student.

MPS 624 Overview of Health Psychology

Module 5 Discussion

DQ1 Conceptual Perspective (part 1)

Select two components of psychosocial health that interest you from the background readings and relate them to your personal experience. Cite your source(s) and respond to at least one other student.

DQ2 Knowledge Perspective (part 2)

Select three common traits shared by every individual from the list below and discuss their value for health living.

Common traits shared by individuals with positive psychosocial health

How people like themselves

Accept their mistakes

Take care of themselves

Have empathy for others

Manage their emotions effectively

Have sense of optimism

MPS 624 Overview of Health Psychology

Module 6 Discussion

DQ1 Historical Perspective (part 1)

Compare and contrast the factors that contribute to obesity? Why is obesity a health problem in our society today? Cite your source(s) and respond to at least one other student.

DQ2 Knowledge Perspective (part 2)

Select three of the following levels of analysis of obesity and explain their degree of influence on eating disorders (See–Eating Behavior and Obesity Behavioral Economics Strategies for Health Professionals, Chap 1: Page 4)

Environment

Social influences

Economics and market factors

Individual psychology

Neurochemical/metabolic factors

Genetic factors

MPS 624 Overview of Health Psychology

Module 7 Discussion

DQ1 Knowledge Perspective (part 1

Discuss “James-Lange’s Theory of emotion” and the relationship with psychological health. Cite your source(s) and respond to at least one other student.

DQ2 Conceptual Perspective (part 2)

Discuss how self-regulation as integral part of understanding health and well-being and the motivational processes that promotes self-regulation. Cite your source(s) and respond to at least one other student.

MPS 624 Overview of Health Psychology

Module 8 Discussion

DQ1 Conceptual Perspective (part 1)

Which population(s) is less likely to use health care services? Which population(s) is most likely to use health care services? Explain your answers.

Explain your response. Cite your source(s) and respond to at least one other student.

DQ2 Knowledge Perspective (part 2)

Provide three reasons why we use health care services and assess their importance for good health. Cite your source(s) and respond to at least one other student.