PSY 3220

Description

This course will examine psychological theories and research related to health and wellness. The focus of this class will be on psychological factors associated with health-related and health compromising behaviors. Furthermore, this course will cover the psychological aspects of health issues such as pain, chronic illness, terminal illness, cardiovascular disease, and immune system diseases.

Objectives

  1. Understand and explain relevant key terminology related to health psychology.
  2. Understand the psychological aspects of a number of health problems.
  3. Think critically about the roles of health-related and health-compromising behaviors in your life and the lives of others.
  4. Describe the effects of exercise on psychological health and on stress management.
  5. Explain the nature of addictions.
  6. Describe the sources of chronic stress and their impact on health.
  7. Describe the goals of health psychology research in quality of life.
  8. Identify and describe the structure of relevant biological functions related to Psychology of Health.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Health psychology (Rev: 8)

Publisher: McGraw-Hill (2012)
Author: Taylor, S. E.
ISBN: 9780078035197
Price: $148.20

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact Student Services at students@waldorf.edu