Flashcards in Derm. Misc. 3 - Skin and Stigmata Deck (20):
What is illness behaviour?
The way in which given symptoms may be differently perceived, evaluated and acted upon (or not) by different people
What is disease?
A pathological condition of the body
What type of model does the idea of disease fit with?
The "body as a machine" model
What is illness?
Experience of discomfort and suffering
Out of disease and illness, which one is subjective and which is objective?
Disease = objective
Illness = subjective
What is stigma?
When you use a label attached to a person e.g. HIV, to judge the person negatively
What is a role?
Bundles of social expectations attaching to a position within a social structure
What is perception?
The way in which something is regarded, understood or interpreted
What is sensation and how does this relate to perception?
Sensation is the raw data; the physical stimulus that impacts on the sense organs
Perception provides meaning from this raw data
What is impression?
An idea, feeling or opinion about something or someone especially one formed without conscious thought
How does impressions affect perception?
They have a strong selective bias in a person's perception
What is inference?
A conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning
What is Gestalt Psychology?
The idea that the human eye sees objects in their entirety before perceiving their individual parts - "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts"
What is stereotyping?
Attribution of one trait leads to interference of other traits
What is ostracism?
Exclusion from a society or group
What is affect?
Momentary feeling state (we struggle to suppress this although it is possible)
What are the 6 primary affects?
What is cognition?
The mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience and the senses
What does emotion involve?
Cognitive interpretation as well as physiological arousal e.g. regret, shame, guilt, embarrassment