|COURSE NUMBER:||PSYC 396|
|COURSE TITLE:||Health Psychology|
|NAME OF INSTRUCTOR:||Danielle Brosseau|
|CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION:||credits 3 (hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 0)|
|COURSE DESCRIPTION:||In this course students will examine theoretical
explanations and empirical evidence concerning the influence of
psychological factors on health and illness. Students will learn about
clinical practice in the field of health psychology and learn how to
approach assessment and intervention with knowledge of the
biological,psychological, social, and spiritual factors that interact
to influence health and illness. Topics of study will include an
introduction and brief history of health psychology and three primary
modules: stress, illness and coping, health behavior change and health
promotion and the management of chronic and life-threatening illness.
Same as KINS 396.
Prerequisites: PSYC 250 or 251
|MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:||
|COURSE OBJECTIVES:||This course will provide you with an introduction to
the field of health psychology. You will learn about the fascinating
ways in which biological, psychological, social and spiritual factors
interact together to influence health. You can expect to develop an
appreciation for the diversity within this psychological specialty as
we review and critique what psychological scholarship suggests about
how to promote and maintain health, prevent and treat illness, and
adapt when faced with a chronic illness. You will also begin to apply
psychological principles to further
health promotion and maintenance at individual and community levels.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions
from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult
the course instructor for up to date details.
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