Psychology
 

Introduction to Health Psychology

Introduction to Health Psychology
Psychology focusing on the Biopsychological Model, i.e., health issues from standpoint of biological, psychological, and social factors.
PSYCH
356
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPSYCH 307 & PSYCH 309 & PSYCH 310; or instructor's consent.
 NoteContains content featured in the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
 TaughtFall
 ProgramsContaining PSYCH 356
Course Outcomes: 

1. Key concepts and theories in health psychology

Students will identify and describe key concepts and theories in health psychology.

Measurement: Multiple choice and brief response exams; quizzes.

2. Contributions to the understanding of illness

Students will examine the contributions of health psychology to the understanding of acute and chronic illness.

Measurement: Multiple choice and brief response exams; group assignments and presentation.

3. Critique current news articles about health

Students will critique current news articles about health using principles and concepts from class.

Measurement: Writing assignments.

4. Principles of health psychology in everyday life

Students will explain how principles of health psychology operate in everyday life.

Measurement: Writing assignments.