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|CAEP 2012 - Health Psychology: An Introduction to Concepts, Theories, and Research|
Introduces the field of health psychology, which studies the role of psychology in health, illness, and healthcare. Topics include sustaining and promoting health, as well as experiencing illness and the body. Discusses focusing on people’s behaviors, perceptions, emotions, and understandings of health and illness, within the contexts of relationships and culture. Also discusses how the theories and concepts of health psychology are instrumental in health promotion and prevention (including relevance to students’ own well-being). Specific themes include the biopsychosocial model of health; stress, coping, and social support; health-promoting and health-risk behaviors; behavior change theories and approaches; gender and health; health disparities; and the relevance of health psychology for health promotion.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
Schedule Types: Lecture
Applied Psychology Department
Bouve Health Sci