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Course module: 422094-B-6
422094-B-6
Stress and Health
Course info
Course module422094-B-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences; TSB: Medical and Clinical Psychology; Medical and Clinical Psychology;
Is part of
B Psychology (English)
Minor Medical Psychology
Lecturer(s)
Lecturer
S.N.C. Duijndam, MSc
Other course modules lecturer
Lecturer
dr. M. Habibovic
Other course modules lecturer
Lecturer
dr. I. Nyklicek
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2019
Starting block
BLOK 3
Course mode
Full-time
Remarks-
Registration openfrom 13/01/2020 up to and including 02/08/2020
Aims
After this course students will be able to:
  • Interpret and explain stress related theories
  • Understand and evaluate why and how the stress response is triggered and activated by different stressors / events
  • Select and discuss appropriate measures to assess stress response
  • Discuss the associated pathways between stress and health (e.g. disease onset, progression, and recovery)
  • Elaborate on possible interventions for stress management (e.g. biofeedback, mindfulness)
Content
Stress & Health - Lectures 
Experiencing stress is generally associated with negative outcomes and decreased health. However, experiencing stress is not always a bad thing, stress might enhance our functioning and help us survive by perceiving danger and acting upon it.

This course will focus on possible stressors and their effects on body and mind. The concept of stress and the stress response will be introduced, as well as psycho-biological mechanisms of acute and chronic stress. The effect of stress on (somatic) disease onset, progression, and recovery will be discussed. Finally, possible interventions that affect stress levels will be introduced.
 
Course available for exchange students
Conditions of admission apply
Contact person
dr. M. Habibovic
Timetable information
Stress and Health
Written test opportunities
DescriptionTestBlockOpportunityDate
Written test opportunities (HIST)
DescriptionTestBlockOpportunityDate
Schriftelijk / WrittenEXAM_01BLOK 3102-06-2020
Schriftelijk / WrittenEXAM_01BLOK 4229-06-2020
Required materials
Literature
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ISBN:978-0-8050-7369-0
Title:Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers
Author:Sapolsky, RM
Publisher:St. Martin's Griffing, New York
Edition:3
Articles
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Title:Autonomic nervous system activity and workplace stressors – A systematic review
Author:Jarczoc et al.,
Publisher:Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews (37) 1810-1823
Articles
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Title:Systematic review of literature on stress assessment and evaluation: Methods, instruments, and applications in current biopsychological science
Author:Shahsavarani et al.
Publisher:International Journal of Medical Reviews (3) 407-421
Articles
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Title:Increased risk of acute cardiovascular events after partner bereavement: A matched cohort study
Author:Carey et al., 2014
Publisher:JAMA Internal Medicine (4) 598-605
Articles
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Title:Strength-based positive interventions: Further evidence for their potential in enhancing well-being and alleviating depression
Author:Gander et al.,
Publisher:Journal of Happiness Studies
Articles
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Title:Don’t worry be happy: Positive affect and reduced 10-year incident coronary heart disease: The Canadian Nova Scotia Health survey
Author:Davidson et al.,
Publisher:European Heart Journal (31) 1065-1070
Articles
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Title:Music and the heart
Author:Koelsch et al.,
Publisher:European Heart Journal doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehv430
Articles
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Title:Web-based distress management for implantable cardioverter defibrillator patients: A randomized controlled trial
Author:Habibovic et al.,
Publisher:Health Psychology (36) 392-401
Recommended materials
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Tests
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