Health Psychology and Behavior Change

PSY 205

The interplay of psychological, social, cultural and biological factors in health and disease prevention. Major topics include psychosocial and contextual influences on health and behavior; the design and evaluation of individual treatments and population interventions; stress and coping; psychosocial impacts of disease on patients and families. Emphasis on theory, research design, and causal inference. Students should have basic understanding of social science research methods. One course.

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