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Optimism and Health

Find a peer reviewed article which discusses the effects of optimism on physical and psychological health. (You may need to find two articles in order to cover both the physical and psychological areas) Summarize the article (articles) and state your opinion on the validity of the study or studies.

Coping styles and psychological preparation methods are discussed.

This case study is assessed: "Gerry is a tall and lean 64-year-old male pacing the floor at the cardiologist's office. He has been experiencing severe chest tightness and shortness of breath for several days, but has not told his wife because her father recently passed away from a massive heart attack. She is still mournin

A model for the stages of counselling is given.

In some ways counselling is a complex undertaking. But most counsellors tend to follow certain steps when engaging in counselling. This solution demonstrates how the "lion model" (Klug, 2001) is useful and easy to remember.

Health and Health care - Community

1. To what degree and in what ways does Psychology think about health and health care? 2. Can you give me several examples? Thanks. I prefer a long answer/explanation, rather than a brief one-sentence answer.