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Public Speaking

Can Cure the Common Cold

 

A recent study in the Journal of American Psychological Association, describes how short-term stresses like speaking in public, it turns out, can boost your immune system helping you to fight the common cold.

 

Psychologists Gregory Miller and Suzanne Segerstrom discovered that modern stresses (such as public speaking) prompt complex reactions beyond the simple fight or flight response, the primordial motivator that sends your heart racing and pumps up your blood pressure. In particular, stress triggers a variety of changes in the immune system, some beneficial.

 

GIVING A SPEECH

 

When test subjects were asked to speak in public or do mental math in the lab, the tasks tended to mobilize their fast -acting immune response -- the body's all -purpose defense system for fending off infection and healing wounds.

 

Sources: Time Magazine (7/19/04) and First Magazine (11/15/04)

 

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ROANA THORNOCK’S WEBPAGE!

 

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Dear student, below you will find links to syllabi for the courses I teach and other pertinent information.

 

Speech Communication courses are some of the most valuable you will take while you are at Los Angeles Valley College. It doesn’t matter what your major or eventual profession will be – effective communication skills are invaluable.

 

   EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION is

your door opener to success!

 

 

 

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Speech 151 (PACE/Fall 05)

 


Student Resource Links

Speech Research Sources (Includes resources available at LAVC)

Community College Prep 101 (Includes resources available at LAVC)