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    I am looking for a one to two page summary and three inspirational ideas from the article attached. Stress Versus Discrete Negative Emotions in the Prediction of Physical Complaints: Does Predictive Utility Vary Across Ethnic Groups? (Consedine, Magai, et al., 2006).

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    The purpose of the study, The article, Stress versus discrete negative emotions in the prediction of physical complaints: Does predictive utility vary across ethnic groups? (Consedine, Kudadies-Gyamfi, Longfellow, Ungar, & King, 2006) was clearly reported by the authors:

    "... to assess whether (a) levels of self-reported stress, anger, and sadness independently predicted somatic illness in different ethnic groups and (b) these relations were consistent across four ethnic groups" (Consedine, er al., 2006, p. 545).

    As a backdrop for this study, the authors reviewed the literature on stress and negative emotion and how stress and negative emotions are important predictors of health which is fairly well established. However, the review revealed that there were still unclear areas, including "whether discrete emotions or stress measures are more useful, whether they contribute independently to outcome and whether they relate to health equally across ethnic groups" (abstract).
    The independent variables that were used in the study to test the hypothesis below included the contributions of stress, anger, and sadness to health outcome,

    Based on the literature findings, the authors predicted three things to test in their study:

    1. US-born African American men and perhaps ...

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    Assists in writing a summary and some inspiring facts about the article: Stress Versus Discrete Negative Emotions in the Prediction of Physical Complaints: Does Predictive Utility Vary Across Ethnic Groups? (Consedine, Magai, et al, 2006).

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