• Prof. Akir Tsuda
  • Prof. Akir Tsuda
  • Kurume University, Japan
  • Abstract:
    The biopsychosocial approach is a model which identifies with how multi levels of structure from the social environment to organism affect psychological and physical status. Currently, a series of field observational studies for stress-related biopsychosocial factors has been conducted at both my laboratory and collaborative institutes. Emerging data from these studies have indicated that some of biopsychosocial factors can be used to predict various health markers such as stress and well-being. This keynote speech will summarize a variety of stress-related biopsychosocial factors from the integrative study of populational observation and experimental science. Positive affective states such as subjective well-being are associated with reduced cortisol awaking response (CAR) which is the change in cortisol levels that occurs during the first hour after waking from sleep. We show that higher positive affect level in Japanese working women, 20-50 years old (N=100) is associated with reduced CAR on work day when compared to the lower positive affect level. As well, higher perceived isolation level in female workers is related to heightened CAR on weekend as compared to the lower perceived isolation level. These findings suggest that positive well-being directly buffers the impact of the working day, whereas negative well-being directly aggravates the buffering effects of the weekend. The audience will gain informative knowledge about multi levels of psychosocial factors through this presentation.
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Important Dates
November 28-30, 2014
Paper or Abstract Submission Due:
August 12, 2014  >> October 17, 2014
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