2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Sep 19, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSYC 335 - Health Psychology

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FA, SP. This course considers the psychosocial and physiological processes that underlie wellness. The role of stress in cardiovascular disease, cancer, drug addiction, sleep disorders and eating disorders is considered. The centrality of immune and cardiovascular system functioning in health and illness is emphasized. Attention is given to the effectiveness of a wide variety of coping strategies including pain control, physical exercise, and religious practice. Across topics, the course will emphasize current treatment procedures and research issues in the field. Laboratory experiences will permit students the opportunity to learn and practice skills associated with the health psychology profession and research. Prerequisites: PSYC 151 and one from BIOL 115 , BIOL 205 , BIOL 206 , BIOL 230 , BIOL 323 , or BIOL 331 , or permission of the instructor. Recommended: junior or senior status.



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