Health Psychology

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S. Langdon, K. Low

Course Long Title

Health Psychology


This course introduces health psychology from a biopsychosocial perspective. The course first describes the theoretical underpinnings of the biopsychosocial model, and the fundamentals of anatomy and physiology. The course then reviews the current research on stress, coping and illness, health disparities, and stress management techniques. Research on psychosocial contributors to heart disease, cancer, chronic pain syndromes, and other illnesses is reviewed, along with implications for prevention and treatment. Recommended Background: PSYC 218. Prerequisite(s): any 200-level PSYC course.

Modes of Inquiry

Historical and Social Inquiry [HS]

Writing Credit

No writing credit

Departmental Course Attributes - Major/Minor Requirements

(Psychology: IDEA)

INDS Program Relationship

IDNS - NRSC Program

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Class Restriction

Exclude First Years

Recommended Background

PSY 218 Statistics