PSY 257 Health Psychology

Credit 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.

Prerequisites: 
PSY 131 with a C grade or higher
Co-requisites: 
None