PSY382 Health Psychology (Fall, Spring)

This course is designed to give you an introductory overview to the field of Health Psychology. Study the role of psychological factors in the cause, progression and consequences of health and illness. We investigate why people stay healthy, why they become ill, and how they respond when they do get ill. You will learn about how cognitions, emotions and behavior may protect health or influence the development of illness and how people can cope with stress, pain, and disease. Class will consist of didactic lectures, experiential activities, journal clubs, and group discussions. You will leave this class with a basic understanding of the clinical and research applications of health psychology as well as some practical skills for applying health psychology interventions to your own life.

Prereq: PSY 205 or 209 or an equivalent introduction to psychology course

Limited enrollment: Psychology majors may take more than one Psychology (PSY) course, all others limited to one PSY course during the semester.

Department: Psychology

Location: Florence

Semesters: Fall, Spring

Credits: 3