PSY3405 Health Psychology, Spring 2015

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PSY3405 Health Psychology, Spring 2015
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Professor(s)
Department
Social Science
Course Code
PSY3405
Semester / Year
Spring 2015
Course Description

This course provides an overview of existing psychological and epidemiological findings on the relationship between behavior and disease. The course explores how behavior, emotion and cognition can influence disease processes and examines the impact of stress and personal control on specific coronary, immune and infectious disease symptoms. Social support, referral and interventions for optimal physical and mental health are introduced. The interdisciplinary theme of this course will provide an overview of extant literature on theories of health psychology and behavior change within the context of critical race theory for a gained understanding of varied philosophies of science.

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