PSY-257: Health Psychology

WebAdvisor Title
Health Psychology

Catalog Info

Credit Hours
3.00
Contact Hours
3.00
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.

Pre-requisites
PSY-131 with a C grade or higher
Course Satisfies MACRAO Requirements
Yes
Course Satisfies MTA Requirements
Yes
Course Satisfies the following General Education Outcomes
Category 4: Social Sciences

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Other
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