Spring 2019 not offered
This course will cover how biological, psychological, and social factors interact to influence health and illness. Students will learn the theories of health behavior and how they are applied to promote positive change. Other topics will include the influence of stress on health and stress coping strategies; nutrition, obesity, and eating disorders; addiction and substance abuse; and chronic and life-threatening illnesses. Students will develop a working knowledge of the history, major theories and concepts, and practical applications of health psychology.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)(SISP)
Gurung, Regan A.R., HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY: A CULTURAL APPROACH (3rd Edition)
|Examination and Assignments: |
Chapter quizzes, article reports, short papers, exams.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
For psychology majors, this counts as a Column 3 breadth requirement course.