PSYC 0311 - Health Psychology

Credits: 3

This course will introduce students to the psychological specialty area of health psychology, a field of psychology targeting the improvement and maintenance of physical health, as well as the prevention of health difficulties. Students will understand the associative, multidirectional links between physiological systems, cognition, behavior, and social environment. Attention is given to applied psychological techniques for health improvement, maintenance, and prevention. Theoretical models of health behavior are used to initiate health behavior change.

Prerequisites: PSYC 0101 .

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