We are complex beings
We feel far more than happiness, and anger, so people say that we have seven main emotions, some say twelve, Forbes says twentyseven.
Here are some of our human emotions:
Adoration, Amusement, Anger, Awe, Confusion, Contempt, Desire, Disappointment, Distress, Fear, Interest and Sadness
Click below for this interactive map, a collection of videos that evoke certain emotions:
The map is part of a study that was published in Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences by Alan S. Cowen and Dacher Keltner, PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.
Link to the study:
Feelings and Science
Cannon-Bard Theory of Emotion
James- Lange Theory of Emotion
Being aware of what we are feeling before taking action
The plan for the Semester in Health
August 3 to August 7
What is Health class?
August 10 to August 14
August 17 to August 21
August 24 to August 28
August 31 to September 4
September 7: off
September 8 to September 11
General health: eating, lung health, digestion, liver
September 14 to September 18
Movement and coordination, exercise
September 21 to September 25
Family planning, safe sex
September 28 to October 2
Exam, discussion topics
School Break: October 7 to October 16
October 19 to October 23
October 26 to October 30
Stages of grief and recovery from loss
November 2 to November 6
Responsible alcohol consumption
November 9 to November 13
November 16 to November 20
Safety planning: planning ahead for transportation, food, drink, personal needs
November 23 to November 27: Break
December 1 to December 4
Reading food labels
December 7 to December 11
Exam and review
December 14 to December 18
Discussion Circles, self expression ways to build community
End of course
December 21 to January 5: Winter Break
What is personality?
The way that we express who we are, the behaviors, attitudes, feelings, and ways of thinking that make us each an individual.
The 5 big personality traits
For some it is better to be a high scorer and for some to be a low scorer:
There is a Myers & Briggs Personality Test:
Opportunities for self- expression:
Having more experience with breaking out of our comfort zone will influence our personality.
Development of trust:
An infant depends on others for food, a clean diaper, and affection: if these needs are met, the child learns to trust other people, if these needs are not met, the child learns to mistrust and withdraw.
Learning to be independent:
As we learn to do things on our own, independence can be considered part of personality, intentional practice matters, find ways to be independent.
Ways to learn more about who you are
We plan our activities and set our goals by reflecting on our personal interests. As we develop a sense of right and wrong, we might take initiative to speak up against oppression and inequity, this can lead to thinking of new clubs, bands, web sites, and dreams, our level of initiative is part of personality .
As we grow, we learn how to take care of ourselves and others, how to have our needs met, we collect study skills, learning skills, social skills, our skills help us feel competent, as we grow, we know that we are closer to reaching our goals because we worked on gaining the skills that we will use to get there.
Search for identity:
A sense of self and identity includes what motivates us to keep on going. Our frame of mind, or topics of conversation, what we like to do with your free time, what we are working on for ourselves and for others.
We may establish close bonds with others, know that it won’t always go the way we expected, we might find out that a person is not who we thought they were, find ways to honor your boundaries.
Do not give up on the possibility of building a large network of healthy relationships with friends, family and colleagues.
Create and nurture:
Help your friends and family-thrive, tell them how they can help you thrive. Nurture vulnerable populations such as children and the elderly. Stay up to date with the agencies that serve them, monitor progress and funding sources for public health programs. Advocate for policies that protect them such as rigorous background checks for anyone that works with them. Build community events around raising awareness to hold space for artists and musicians.
Personality is connected to confidence
To create goals that are clear and reachable, create SMART goals:
Your brain is still developing, what you focus on matters
You will let go of types of brain use that you do not use, use it or lose it. It is a natural process that helps you get better at what you focus on, think of what you focus on now and how that will affect your future. If you practice thinking of consequences and making plans or setting goals, you will get better and better at it.
This is wonderful in many ways, use this power wisely.
The more we respect other people, the more we realize that people can be respectful, we are more likely to believe that other can be respectful because if we can do it, so can they
If someone is not respecting you, you can stop engaging, you are free to stop talking to them, we can't change anyone. You can let them know how they are bugging you but if they shame you or deny your experience then there is nothing you can do about that.
Retaliation often leads to escalation.
We tend to surround ourselves with people that are like us and share our sense of humor, this is the reason some people believe think stuff like "all people are racist" or "all men are sexist", oppression is normalized though "sense of humor" to mask the intent to oppress. A lot of truth is said in jest as people reveal their innermost values.
A great way to stop saying oppressive things is to stop thinking in an oppressive way.
If we say something oppressive, it is not a "slip-up", it is an expression of our values, we can correct ourselves by remembering where we learned to think this way and unpack our own logic. Reflect on why you said what you said and apologize to anyone that was hurt. Sometimes we have to unlearn may things to move forward.
Oppressive means: sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, xenophobic, classist... any form of hate or negativity that aims to put some groups of people over others.
All oppression is learned.
It is usually a fear of lack of control over a situation, or fear of lack of resources. For example racism can come from wanting to put people down so they don't feel that they deserve to share space with you. Racism tends to discourage people from applying to jobs; they might feel that they won't fit in, or will constantly have to cope with racism and be stressed out on a daily basis.
A fear of lack of job opportunity can motivate a community to use racism to push people away; it is direct oppression, and it hurts entire communities.
This can rob us of the opportunity to learn from each other and even create more jobs.
Our values affect our personality.
what is this class about?
What is health?
How does learning about health help us?
How does learning about disease help us prevent illness?
How do we find reliable sources of information?
What is Health?
Health: overall well being of your body, mind, spirit, and relationships with other people
Life expectancy: the number of years a person can expect to live
Quality of life: the degree of overall satisfaction that a person gets from life
Goals: a result that a person aims for and works hard to reach
Physical health: how well your body functions, exercise
Mental health: the state of being comfortable with yourself, with others, and with your surroundings
Emotional health: how you react to events in your life, when your mind is alert, you can learn from your mistakes, and you can recognize your achievements
Social health: how well you get along with others, knowing how to have loving relationships, respecting the rights of others, giving and accepting help
Wellness: ideal level of health
Risk factors: any action or condition that increases the likelihood of injury, disease, or other negative outcome
Habits and behavior: habits and behaviors are repeated so often that they become almost automatic
What may affect how we make decisions about health?
Advocacy: using communication to influence and support others in making positive decisions
Influences: anything that can affect your decisions, habits and behaviors, it may be peers or parents
Advertising: any effort to sell you products or services
Sources of Information: web sites, radio, books, media...
Healthy environments promote health
Learning about how a disease is transmitted can help control the spread
We are learning more about coronavirus every day
What Happens next?
So taking precaution is best
What will be on that exam?
Reflect on alternatives to health risk behaviors in the areas related to:
(e.g., abstinence, condom use, other pregnancy prevention methods, selection of healthy food choices, “natural highs,” etc.);
Analyze situations related to health crises and formulate solutions to intervene or prevent the crisis (i.e., a friend tells you he is thinking about suicide; a friend tells you he is smoking, a friend tells you she is pregnant, etc.)
Refer friends to suicide Prevention lifeline: Call 1-800-273-8255, for relationships = 1-866-331-9474.
Stages of Grief:
What we learn to do as we reach adulthood:
Protein, carbohydrates, and fat
Vitamins and minerals are micronutrients
Mental Health Review
Narcissist Personality Disorder:
Borderline personality disorder:
Histrionic Personality Disorder:
What Is Schizophrenia?
What Are Bipolar Disorders?
What is the number one most preventable cause of death in the United States?
A. drinking alcohol
B. smoking tobacco*
C. sexual activity
D. driving recklessly
What are some consequences of risky and harmful behaviors on self and/or others in the areas related to sexuality; nutrition; alcohol, tobacco and other drug use; physical activity; personal safety; mental, social and emotional well-being?
It’s normal for you to feel worried about risky behavior like:
A 25 year old male has been consuming enough alcohol to become intoxicated every day since the age of 13. What is the long term physical effect of this behavior?
C. hang over
A friend has recently been diagnosed with cancer and refuses to accept treatment. He says, “Nothing is wrong. I’m fine.” What stage of grief is he likely experiencing?
C. denial *
The five stages: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance are a part of the framework that makes up our learning to live with the one we lost.
List the correct order of steps for decision making.
A. define the problem, list the possible options, decide and act, evaluate end result*
B. evaluate end result, list the possible options, rethink the problem, decide and act
C. define the problem, reevaluate the problem, think about answers, act
D. list possible options, decide on action, evaluate end result, act
Andrew’s friend Angela tells him that she is very depressed. What is the best way for Andrew to help her?
A. Andrew should keep it secret and hope the situation improves.
B. Andrew should give Angela his personal advice.
C. Andrew should change the subject as not to upset Angela.
D. Andrew should tell a trusted and knowledgeable adult like a counselor or a teacher. *
What is stress and how do we manage stress?
Stress is your body's way of responding to any kind of demand or threat.
When you sense danger—whether it's real or imagined—the body's defenses kick into high gear in a rapid, automatic process known as the “fight-or-flight/freeze” reaction or the "stress response."
The stress response is the body's way of protecting you.
What influences health behaviors (e.g., messages around sexual behavior, STI/HIV, condom use, exercise, nutrition, violence, alcohol, etc.)?
Compare and contrast how advances in technology positively or negatively impact personal, family, peer and community health (i.e., use of computers and television vs. physical activity time, effects on communication skills, access to medical care, etc.).
Resources in Las Cruces, NM:
A NEW HOPE THERAPY CENTER
Phone: (575) 556-9585
Address: 715 East Idaho Avenue Las Cruces, NM 88001
La Clinica de La Familia
CRISIS Hotline: 844.622.7099
Southwest Family Guidance Center
755 S Telshor Blvd Suite 201B, Las Cruces, NM 88011
Phone: (505) 974-5890
Alcohol effects on system
You are free to make your own decisions.
It is important to take risks and benefits into consideration to see what level of physical intimacy you are prepared for.
Knowledge is power.
The pituitary gland is a small pea-sized gland that plays a major role in regulating vital body functions and general wellbeing. It is referred to as the body's 'master gland' because it controls the activity of most other hormone-secreting glands.
There are some laws to take into consideration:
Benefits could be:
You can feel empowered to make your own decision by not having sex too.
Forms of connection
A couple can have a close relationship without being sexually active through developing:
The lifelong process of learning and exploring values and beliefs, navigate relationships, and manage sexual health.
Nobody should judge you based on a number or slut shame/prude shame, as long as all that happens is truly your decision and you are safe.
Many people look back and realize that some of their experiences were the result of coercion and manipulation.
Unfortunately, sexual coercion has become so normalized that we stopped being able to identify it as rape, coerced consent is not consent at all.
It can be difficult to explain coercion to someone who thinks that coercion is ok, they might deny what they did, perhaps only to get away with it and convince you that they did not know any better, perhaps because they don't want to see themselves as a rapist.
A rapist can be a person of any sex or gender.
Sex Positive Checklist
For sex positive consent look at this checklist:
More information Here
Las Cruces, NM Resources
Safe LGBT Sex Information
Four Crucial Queer Survival Tips for 2019
Consent is Crucial
BDSM, needs to be Safe, Sane, and Consensual
What Affects Cognitive Development?
Cognitive development refers to how a person perceives, thinks, and gains understanding of his or her world through the interaction of genetic and learned factors. Among the areas of cognitive development are information processing, intelligence , reasoning, language development , and memory.
Parts of the Brain
A Nerve Cell
Types of Nerves
Brain Development COntinues
Do Drugs Affect Brain Development?
Glutamate is the main excitatory and GABA the main inhibitory neurotransmitter in the mammalian cortex.
Chemistry of Addiction
Sympathetic vs. Parasympathetic
Both part of the autonomic nervous system, autonomic means it works on it's own without conscious thought.
The sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems work involuntarily.
Sympathetic is responsible for the response commonly referred to as "fight or flight," while parasympathetic is referred to as "rest and digest."
The sympathetic nervous system is the part of the autonomic nervous system that prepares the body to react to stresses such as threat or injury.
It causes muscles to contract and heart rate to increase.
The parasympathetic nervous system is the part of the autonomic nervous system that controls functions of the body at rest. It helps maintain homeostasis in the body.
It causes muscles to relax and heart rate to decrease.
Autonomic Nervous System
Functions of the autonomic nervous system
The autonomic nervous system controls internal body processes such as the following:
What is a Healthy Relationship?
ABSTINENCE AND CELIBACY
MORE THAN 50% OF RAPE VICTIMS KNOW THEIR RAPIST