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  • 25 October 2005

    Seminar Series 2 Lecture 1 - Prof Andrew Steptoe

    Location: Glasgow

    Professor Andrew Steptoe, British Heart Foundation Professor of Psychology, University College London: 'How Stress Gets Under Your Skin: psychobiological studies of social status, stress and health'

    Key ideas:

    • Psychosocial factors such as chronic life stresses, social environments and psychological factors may impact positively or inversely on health.
    • Psychobiological processes such as neuroendocrine, cardiovascular, autonomic, immunological and other responses act as pathways through which biological changes occur related to external stresses, behaviours, etc.
    • Psychobiological responses to everyday stressors affect health outcomes, with small biological responses to stress having a cumulative impact over the years of a person's life.

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