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  Feb 22, 2018
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog (September 2017)
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PSYC 5745 - Health Psychology


(5 cr.) Students in this course review the field of health psychology with a focus on the biopsychosocial model, and behavioral and biomedical theories are also discussed. Topics include the effect of psychological (personality), behavioral (health behaviors and coping), and social factors (stress and physician-patient relationships) on physical health and wellness. The course specifically addresses cardiovascular and immune health with a discussion of heart disease, stroke, cancer, and HIV/AIDS.



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