Health Psychology Chapter 6: Stress & Disease. Spring 2000 Mansfield University Dr. Craig, Instructor. Figure 13.12
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Health PsychologyChapter 6: Stress & Disease
Dr. Craig, Instructor
The stress-illness correlation. One or more aspects of personality, physiology, or memory could play the role of a postulated third variable in the relationship between high stress and high incidence of illness. For example, neuroticism may lead some subjects to view more events as stressful and to remember more illness, thus inflating the apparent correlation between stress and illness.