PSYC 3530 Syllabus Spring, 2014
Welcome to PSYC 3530 Health Psychology!
This course will introduce to you the ways that psychologists help people to prevent, manage, and treat health problems in their everyday lives. Did you ever stop to think that most of the major health problems (e.g., heart disease, cancer, diabetes, HIV, obesity, smoking) can be prevented or delayed well into old age just by changing one's behavior? If this is so, why aren't more people healthy? Research in health psychology seeks to answer this question by examining what motivates people's health behaviors and how we can make changes. During this course you will learn some of the answers to these questions and, in the process, you will become more aware of the importance of attending to your own health.
This is a hybrid course that meets one day per week on campus. The remainder of the coursework will be conducted online. Click on the link to the course syllabus above to see the course requirements.
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