PSY-257: Health Psychology

Catalog Info

Effective Term
Fall 2014
WebAdvisor Title
Health Psychology
Credit Hours
Contact Hours Per Week
3 (for 15-week classes)
Course Description

Explores the psychological dimensions of health and the prevention and management of illness. Emphasizes interaction between biological, social, and psychological factors in health and medical problems. Topics include the history and research methods of health psychology, biological foundations of health and illness, stress, prevention and positive psychology, nutrition and eating disorders, substance abuse, disease and pain, complementary and alternative medicine, and the role of health psychology in healthcare settings.

PSY-131 with a C grade or higher
Course Satisfies MACRAO Requirements
MTA Categories
  • Category 4: Social Sciences
General Education Categories
  • Social Sciences

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Other Details

Determined by department

Office Contact
School of Liberal Arts: 313-845-9624,, Liberal Arts Building, Room: K-201