Carcinogens are typically classified into three categories: chemical carcinogens, physical carcinogens, and biological carcinogens. Examples of carcinogens include tobacco smoke, ultraviolet radiation, asbestos, and certain chemicals found in food and the environment.
Exposure to carcinogens can increase an individual's risk of developing certain types of cancer, such as lung cancer, skin cancer, and mesothelioma. However, it is important to note that not all individuals who are exposed to carcinogens will develop cancer, and there are many other factors (such as genetics and lifestyle) that can also contribute to cancer risk.
In the psychology context, research has focused on the psychological and emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis, as well as the psychological factors that may influence cancer risk and survival, such as stress, social support, and coping strategies. However, the term "carcinogenic" is not typically used in this context.