PSYC 646

Health Psychology

4 Graduate credits
Effective May 9, 2011 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course will provide an advanced survey of the field of health psychology, which is concerned with the roles of behavioral/lifestyle, psychological, and social/cultural factors on health/wellness, illness and chronic disease. The course will address four general subject areas: 1) attitudes, behavior, and lifestyle factors affecting disease prevention and development; 2) stress and the related psychological and social processes associated with disease development and progression; 3) social and psychological factors involved in the illness experience; and 4) long-term social and psychological implications of chronic illness (e.g., heart disease, cancer).

Special information

Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

Learning outcomes