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SCPS College Catalog 2018-2019 
    
SCPS College Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSY 2080 - Health Psychology

Credits: 3.00 credits.
The Natural World Core Course.Health Psychology is a specific, and relatively recently developed, branch of psychology which interrelates psychological knowledge, theory, and practices with the biological and sociological disciplines devoted to health. This course examines the status, place and function of psychology in the medical setting, explores the psychology of illness and its twin components of stress and pain, illustrates the behavioral aspects of specific diseases (cardiovascular, cancer, etc.) as well as habits such as tobacco smoking, alcohol use, and unnecessary eating. Alternate and healthful lifestyle habits are reviewed. The laboratory integrated with this course involves the adult student directly with the techniques and practices of health psychology.