Feb 04, 2023  
College Catalog 2022-2023 
    
College Catalog 2022-2023

PSYC 272 - Health Psychology


This course examines multiple, interactive factors that contribute to human health; we take a biopsychsocial approach to understanding how best to promote and maintain health, prevent and treat illness, and adapt and thrive in the context of chronic illness. We discuss the roles of stress, coping, immune response, social relationships, personality, and structural inequalities in the progression and prevention of disease. We also address some ways in which behaviors (e.g., physical activity, nutrition, substance use, sleep) can contribute to wellbeing or sickness, and we examine behavior change strategies that can help improve our own and our community’s health habits. Group B course. Prerequisite(s):  PSYC 100  . Offered every year (4 Credits)