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PSYC 219
Health Psychology


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Social Sciences]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
Study of the psychological research and principles in the promotion and maintenance of wellness and health in understanding and preventing disease. Prerequisite: PSYC& 100, General Psychology. Recommended: READ 088 or higher. Formerly PSY 219.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate basic theoretical understanding of health and wellness principles and practices.
  • Explain the relationship between mind and body in preventing illness and promoting wellness.
  • Describe the impact of stress and its influence on illness and disease.
  • Explain how lifestyle choices affect health and well-being over the lifespan.

  • Course Topics
  • Foundations of health psychology
  • Conducting health research
  • History of physiology, disease process and the mind
  • Stress, illness and coping
  • Coping with stress
  • Chronic diseases and life threatening illnesses
  • Substance abuse
  • Nutrition, obesity, and eating disorders
  • Managing pain

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    PSYC 219
    Spring 2010
    2022
    Jan Kruper


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
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    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.