HED 382 - Health Psychology and Behavior

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This course will investigate the inter-relationship between psychology and health. Theoretical foundations, social networks, models and therapies, including cognitive and behavioral, and pharmacology will be explored. Behavioral research, interventions and coping mechanisms will be addressed as well as the impact the mind has on disease prevention and health promotion. In addition, a conceptual framework of health counseling will be introduced and applied to health related issues such as exercise, weight control, substance abuse, smoking cessation, sleep, and chronic pain. Self-responsibility and self-regulation will be examined.

Offered each Spring.

This course information is from the 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog. View this catalog.