PSY 452: Health Psychology

Prerequisite: PSY 101, 202, 205, 220 (or 201 or 215), 250, 304, 308, and one content methods course (PSY 390/391/392/393/394/395/396 or PSY 210): PSY majors only.

Provides an overview of health psychology: the scientific study of behaviors and cognitive processes related to health states. It addresses the mind/body connection, the influence of social and physical environments on our health, cognitive processing of health information, health belief models and the link between personality traits and health. The interactions between these biological, psychological, and social influences on individuals' health states are examined from an empirical perspective.

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