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  • PSYCHOLOGY 126    Section: 1

    HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY

    Spring Quarter 2006

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

    Course Objectives:
    Health psychology deals with the effects of attitudes, emotions, and relationships on health and illness.  The primary objective of the course is to familiarize students with the conceptual basis, research methods, and  research findings in the field of health psychology.  You will achieve an understanding of how psychological factors affect your own health and illness.  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.  Topics covered  include stress and coping,  psychoneuroimmunology, social relationships and illness, religious faith and health, and positive emotions and states like hope, optimism, gratitude, forgiveness and health outcomes.

    Course Format: Lecture.

    Grading: Based on 3 exams

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    Classroom Class Schedule Course Website
    198 Young T R   2:10 PM - 4:00 PM
    Instructor Instructor Email Office Office Hours
    Robert Emmons , Ph.D. 102'0' Young Hall M 2-4, W 9:00-10:30