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  • PSYCHOLOGY 126    Section:


    Spring Quarter 2005

    Units: 4
    Prerequisites: Psychology 1, 41 and 101.

    Course Description:

    Health psychology deals with the relationship between psychological factors and health and illness.  The primary objectives of this course are to familiarize you with the conceptual basis, research methods, and research findings in the field of health psychology.   You will gain an appreciation of how psychological factors can and must be integrated with biomedical approaches to the treatment of illness, and the maintenance and promotion of good health.  It is expected that you will become sophisticated consumers of the research in health psychology, and will be able to critically evaluate research and theory in this area of psychology. Topics covered include stress and coping, psychoneuroimmunology, pain, spirituality and healing, and positive emotions and health.


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    100 Hunt M W   10:00 AM - 11:50 PM
    Instructor Instructor Email Office Office Hours
    Robert Emmons , Ph.D. 102'0' Young Hall M 2-4, W 1-2 and by appt.