Module 4
The Mind and Health

Your health is bound to be affected
if day after day
you say the opposite of what you feel

      Boris Pasternak
      Doctor Zhivago

Goals for this Module
Assignments for this Module
Recommended Resources

Goals for this Module

At the end of this module, you should be able to:
  1. Explain psychosomatic illness and give an example
  2. Define the placebo effect and give an example.
  3. Do the "Anchoring" and "Progressive Muscle Relaxation" techniques
  4. Define text anxiety and list ways to reduce it
  5. Define stress as the result of interpreting a situation as overtaxing one's resources to cope.
  6. Explain and give examples of how stress can affect health behaviors and the workings of the nervous, endocrine, and immune systems
  7. List the signs of depression and strategies for dealing with depression
  8. Describe seven suggestions for getting a good night's sleep

Assignments for this Module

  1. Read: The Mind and Health
  2. Read: Stress
  3. Read: Test Taking
  4. Read: Test Anxiety
  5. Do: Time Audit
  6. Do: Anchoring
  7. Do: Learning Activities for Module 4
  8. Do: Progressive Muscle Relaxation
  9. Optional: Health and Wellness text Chapters 2, 3 and 4

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