PSY 150 Health Psychology
3 Semester Units
Health Psychology examines the correlation between health, illness, and optimal health care from a behavioral science approach. The relationship between health and behavior is explored through an integration of foundational theories, relevant research, and “real-world profiles.”
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Identify the determinants or factors that influence health.
- Explain why health systems and health policy are considered determinants of health outcomes.
- Discuss the relationship between stress and illness and identify the strategies of coping with stress.
- Discuss the role that health psychologists have in changing health behaviors.