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PSYC 450 Health Psychology

This class will provide an introduction to the field of health psychology, a specialty area of psychology focused on how biological, social, and psychological factors interact to affect health and illness. Health enhancing behaviors will be addressed, in addition to strategies aimed at identifying and modifying health-endangering behaviors. Specific topics will include stress and coping, use of health care services, management of pain and management of chronic and terminal health disorders.  Prerequisite: PSYC 111.