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Type A Behavior Pattern (Coronary Prone Personality)

Jeffrey M. Conte, Fiona Cochrum-Nguyen and Mary S. Yama

in Psychology

ISBN: 9780199828340
Published online March 2013 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/obo/9780199828340-0117
Type A Behavior Pattern (Coronary Prone Personality)

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The Type A behavior pattern (TABP) emerged from observations of heart patients by two medical doctors named Meyer Friedman and Ray Rosenman in the 1950s. The term quickly became part of the public vernacular, and research accumulated linking Type A behavior and its subcomponents to physiological outcomes. Specifically, multiple studies have linked TABP to coronary heart disease (CHD), although this association continues to be challenged. Recently, researchers have suggested that it is more a matter of identifying the subcomponents of TABP that are related to CHD, instead of using global TABP as a risk factor. Recent research has also centered on identifying additional physiological effects of TABP and its subcomponents.

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Subjects: Psychology ; Cognitive Psychology ; Developmental Psychology ; Health Psychology ; History and Systems in Psychology ; Educational Psychology ; Social Psychology

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