PSY 3220: Health Psychology


This course surveys health psychology and behavioral medicine. It examines the science that connects behavior to health in a biopsychosocial model, including the psychological processes and relationships between health and human behavior. Current research into the prevention, treatment, and causes of health-related disorders is also examined.


  1. Explain health psychology concepts.
  2. Interpret the physiological systems of the human body as they relate to health and illness.
  3. Analyze the role of health promotion and health behaviors in primary prevention.
  4. Evaluate biopsychosocial factors associated with specific health-related behaviors.
  5. Summarize research on stress and health.
  6. Analyze issues associated with healthcare utilization and services.
  7. Assess the biopsychosocial perspective and research associated with pain, chronic illness, immune-related disorders, hypertension, heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.
  8. Evaluate psychological issues in terminal illness, death, and dying.


  1. PSY 1010
  2. BIO 1030


Health psychology

Publisher: SAGE (2016)
Author: Anisman, H.
ISBN: 9781473918986
Price: $65.52

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