10 short-answer essay questions. The questions will assess your knowledge of the reading assignments and videos from Weeks 1 through 4.
· Do not use quotes (paraphrase)
· Each answer should include at least one citation from your textbook and/or an outside source (MUST BE peer-reviewed)
· You must cite and reference your sources (MUST BE peer-reviewed)
TIME limit is 1 hour
1)Define, compare and contrast Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda.
2)Compare and contrast the beliefs and values of traditional Mexican American and most Native American tribes concerning health care.
3)Give an example of a correlational study a health psychologist would conduct. Clearly state the hypothesis, the independent, and the dependent variables. What would be the limitation of this study?
4)What is a research question a health psychologist might investigate using a retrospective study? What is one advantage of a retrospective study over a prospective study?
5)Culture influences both the appraisal of stress and the experience of stress. Different cultures have different expectations for various aspects of life, and these differences can make a high threat event look like a low threat event to another group. Write about what you know from reading the textbook about how culture can influence stress, and include personal examples or examples you have observed or read about to support your answers.
6)According to the research discussed in the textbook, what are some ways that men and women might differ in how they respond to stress?
7)Describe two methods of measuring social support (two ways a researcher would assess social support). Which method would you prefer if you were conducting research on this topic and why?
8)If you were researching coping, what type of questionnaire would you prefer to use: the COPE or the Revised Ways of Coping Questionnaire? Explain your rationale.
9)Define and discuss the Social Norms Approach as it relates to research on smoking and college students.
10)Regarding culture and the Health Belief Model, what are some specific beliefs held by cultural groups that can be seen as barriers in receiving health care?