What are life changes?
How did Selye contribute to psychosomatic research and what did Dr Holmes do with this contribution?
What did Holmes and Hawkins notice about their patients?
What did Hawkins et al (1957) do to find difference in TB and non-TB workers? What was this difference?
What did Holmes and Rahe suggest about stress?
What processes occurred in order to produce the 43 life events and LCUs for the SRE and later the SRRS?
What did the SRE and SRRS allow?
What ethical constraints led to research using the SRRS + SRE to be retrospective studies?
How did Rahe et al aim to limit this methodological flaw?
How many ppts, of what nationality and with what professions?
What was the mean age of the participants and why was 10% of the sample lost?
What did the Questionnaires that the ppts. were required to fill in consist of?
What was the time-period thta the SRE was conducted across?
How were the life changes on the SRE assigned a LCU?
What happened when the ships returned?
How were the aims kept secret?
What was found about the 2yr period prior to cruise and cruise period illness?Give an explanation for this finding
What correlation was found between 6mth period prior to cruise and cruise period illness?
Why was this correlation said to be impressive even though it seems weak?
What cruisers had the strongest relationship between LCUs and CPI?
WHy were the results for cruiser 2 not as strong and what did this lead Rahe to conclude?
How were deciles used?
What was the MIR for each of the 4 bands and what do these results show?
What cruisers were the TCLU differences most apparent in and why?
Why are questionnaires good?
Why is a correlational analysis bad?
How may existing levels of stress/anxiety lower internal validity?
How does individual differences affect internal validity?
How were demand characteristics and researcher bias avoided?
How do sample composition and size affect external validity?
How is reliability increased by SRE and arthur?
What lowers reliability?
How were ethical issues dealt with in terms of consent and confidentiality?
What did Cohen et al (1993) find?
How do Cohen et al's (1993) findings support Rahe et al?
What did Kiecolt-Glaser (1991, 1984, 1987) find?
How does Kiecolt-Glaser's findings support Rahe et al's?
What did Delongis et al (1988) find?
How does Delongis et al (1988) contradict and develop Rahe et al's research?