Fall 2006 Grad
This seminar examines the role of psychology as a science and profession in matters of illness and health. This course will give an overview of the major areas of research and application in health psychology. We will study the biological, social, environmental, and psychological factors that influence the maintenance of health, the onset of illness, and the impact of treatment. Examples of specific topics include stress and illness, obesity, type 2 diabetes, chronic pain, psycho-oncology, and promotion of health behaviors.