Author Archives: Brittany Woo

Health Psychology Overview

Over the course of the semester, many resources and avenues were presented to obtain a great understanding of the topic of psychology. When selecting courses to take this was of interest to me because 1) I like to exercise and … Continue reading

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Careers in Health Psychology Talk – April 16 2018

During class on April 16th, we had the opportunity to hear from two contrasting and diverse individuals in the field of health psychology. Their stories and experienced differed from the beginning when we asked how they got to where they … Continue reading

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Dr. Gardiner Psychology Dept. Talk

Dr. Heather Gardiner’s research in the field of Kidney Transplantation, BMI and Patient eligibility is very intriguing and opens up the door for a field of study that needs more research, thought, and nation-wide program implementation. The most interesting statistic … Continue reading

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Chapter 14 and 15 with epilogue

Chapter 14 of this novel centers around war and the effects of war experience on the longevity of life. They discovered that men who had served overseas were more than one and a half times more likely to die than … Continue reading

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Chapters 12 and 13

Chapter 12 of The Longevity Project analyzed the healthy life patterns and social networks that their subjects had been involved with. They discovered that those who made actual ties in the social networks, more engaged, and did more community service … Continue reading

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Chapter 10 and 11

Similar to the theme in the previous 9 chapters, chapter 10 of this novel explains that people are heavily involved in long work hours or heavily involved at work are not necessarily prone to heart disease; rather it depends the … Continue reading

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Chapter 8 and 9

Chapter 8 of the novel debunks myths and perceptions that people have about physical activity and the benefits to health. Generally, people think that exercising vigorously leads to longer life, however as it turns out, healthy fitness levels are more … Continue reading

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Chapter 6 and 7

One aspect of Chapter 6 that made me think of the biopsychosocial model was the claim that “level of education by itself was not a very good predictor of later health and longevity.” Even though obtaining more education does not … Continue reading

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Chapter 4 and 5

The main points of chapters 4 and 5 were quite contrasting. One of the most shocking findings in Chapter 4 was that those who were more staid and calm lived longer than people who are cheerful and optimistic. Part of … Continue reading

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Chapter 2 and 3 – Brittany Woo

The findings that were presented in chapters 2 and 3 of the Longevity project stated that a) conscientiousness was a key personality predictor of long life and that b) there was no association between being sociable as a child and … Continue reading

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