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Eating and Body Dysmorphic Disorders: Crash Course Psychology #33

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Eating and Body Dysmorphic Disorders: Crash Course Psychology #33


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In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank walks us through the troubling world of Eating and Body Dysmorphic disorders. There's a lot going on here and, even though we still have a lot of dots to connect, a lot we can learn to help ourselves and each other.

Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 9-12
5 ) Explain ways to promote psychological wellness.

•  Describing physiological processes associated with stress, including hormones associated with stress responses
•  Describing Hans Selye's general adaptation syndrome (GAS)
•  Describing the flight-or-fight response in terms of the autonomic and somatic nervous systems
•  Contrasting positive and negative ways of coping with stress related to problem-focused coping, aggression, and emotion-focused coping
•  Explaining approach-approach, approach-avoidance, and avoidance-avoidance conflicts
•  Identifying various eating disorders and conditions
Examples: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, obesity

Unpacked Content
Strand: Elective
Course Title: Psychology
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
  • Understand the biopsychosocial mechanisms for dealing with stress and promoting psychological wellness.
  • Explain theories regarding the physiological reactions to stress.
  • Contrast the positive and negative ways to cope with stress and conflict.
  • Describe the symptoms of and possible treatments for eating disorders.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • stress
  • stressor
  • stress reaction
  • health psychology
  • fight or flight response
  • general adaptation syndrome (GAS)
  • alarm reaction
  • resistance
  • exhaustion
  • daily hassles
  • burnout
  • catastrophes
  • perceived control
  • learned helplessness
  • optimism
  • pessimism
  • cortisol
  • Type A personality
  • Type B personality
  • heart disease
  • anorexia nervosa
  • bulimia nervosa
  • obesity
  • problem focused coping
  • emotion focused coping
  • aggression
  • frustration aggression hypothesis
  • catharsis
  • approach-approach conflict
  • approach-avoidance conflict
  • avoidance-avoidance conflict
Students know:
  • The basic anatomy of the nervous systems.
  • The role of hormones in body functions.
Students are able to:
  • Summarize the complex theories and processes related to stress and coping in simpler terms.
  • Assess one's own level of stress using multiple measures and following multistep procedures, analyzing the results while considering the research presented in the text.
  • Synthesize information about stress and coping to explain the processes in a real-world context.
  • Integrate information about eating disorders to discuss how to avoid and/or address them.
Students understand that:
  • There are physiological mechanisms for responding to stress.
  • There are biopsychosocial processes for coping with stress.
  • There are particular ways in which people perceive and resolve conflict.
  • There are both positive and negative ways to cope with stress.
  • There are many causes and treatments for eating disorders.
Tags: anorexia nervosa, body dysmorphic disorders, bulimia, eating disorders, purging
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Author: Ginger Boyd