Author Archives: Amelia Updike

Class Overview

Overall I think Health Psychology is an interesting class because it covered several topics that I have not extensively covered in my other psychology classes. I think health psychology is an important class to take because the subject applies to … Continue reading

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Careers in Health Psych

I thought the talk during class yesterday with Dr. Olbirsch and Ebony Lambert was very insightful and interesting. It was helpful to see the many ways in which health psychology can be applied. I thought it was also interesting to … Continue reading

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BMI, Obesity, and Kidney Transplant

I thought that Heather Gardiners’ research on Kidney Transplants and BMI/obesity was very interesting. I learned a lot through this presentation that I otherwise would not have been aware of. To begin, I thought it was interesting when she mentioned … Continue reading

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Chapters 14 & 15 with epilogue

While reading chapter 14, I was not surprised that the veterans who went overseas tended to get sick and pass away shortly after returning home, more so than those veterans who stayed in the United States. The veterans who traveled … Continue reading

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Chapters 12 & 13

I thought chapter 12 was interesting how only those that have a large social network tended to live longer. I would think that people such as John, who felt socially secure and supported would live just as long as someone … Continue reading

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Chapters 10 & 11

In chapter 10, I found the section “mismatching” to be very relevant to my life right now, as a second semester senior. I am currently looking for the “ perfect match” between my personality and interests, and I do believe … Continue reading

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Chapters 8 & 9

I found chapter 8 to be frustrating because I do not think the researchers came to a conclusion that helps me understand my own activity level. One of the main takeaways from this chapter is that it does not matter … Continue reading

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Chapters 6 & 7

After reading the beginning section of chapter 6 I am shocked that there are not more benefits to breast-feeding. I am most surprised that those children who were breastfed did not develop more secure relationships later on in life. I … Continue reading

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Chapters 4 & 5

One of the biggest takeaways from chapter 4 is the idea that the participants who lived a long satisfying life did not pursue happiness, rather their happiness was a by-product of their pathways to long life. Their social relationships, careers, … Continue reading

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Chapter 2

I thought this chapter was interesting because of how it opened and drew the reader in, by telling us that the personality trait, conscientiousness, leads to longevity. Conscientiousness includes being: prudent, sensible, well-organized, responsible, persistent, not being impulsive or carefree. … Continue reading

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