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PSY 492. Health Psychology

Credits: 3
Department: Psychology
Description: Research, theory and practice involved in the interrelationship of behavior, psychological states, physical health and social well being. Discussion of prevention, development of major illness, and health care policy.
Semester Offered: Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Examine the relationships among stress, coping, psychological health, and physical health.
2. Evaluate their own personal health behaviors, attitudes, and lifestyle choices via an application of their knowledge of health-compromising and health-promoting behaviors.
3. Analyze key behavioral patient variables related to health care (e.g., utilization of health care, communication between patients and practitioners, chronic management problems).






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