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To prepare for this discussion, please read Chapter 13 of your textbook (Feenstra, 2013).  Finally, review Instructor Guidance and Announcements.  In this discussion, you will consider social psychological variables that affect physical health.  Be sure to use your own academic voice and apply in-text citations appropriately throughout your post.

  1. Examine the social variables that influence health (e.g., social support, hope, choice, etc.). 
  • You must utilize at least one scholarly source in addition to your textbook.

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Post your initial response of 250 words or more by Day 3 (Thursday).  Respond to at least two of your peers by Day 7 (Monday).  You are encouraged to post one or more of your required replies early each week (e.g., by Saturday) to stimulate more meaningful and interactive discourse in the discussion forum.  In addition, strive to provide a response to classmates who replied to your initial post and/or the Instructor (if applicable).  Peer responses may vary in length but should be carefully crafted and insightful.  Below are some suggestions to assist your thinking.

Guided Response:  Reply to at least two or more peers overall.  The goal of the discussion forum is to foster continual dialogue, similar to what might occur in a verbal face-to-face exchange.  Consider the following in your responses:

  • Provide alternative advice to your peer for managing his/her health.
  • Identify concepts from previous chapters that might be relevant for changing your peer’s unhealthy behavior or mental processes.

Carefully review the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate this Discussion Thread.

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