Fall 2023 - PSYC 365 D100
Health Psychology (3)
Class Number: 2392
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Sep 6 – Dec 5, 2023: Wed, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 8, 2023
Fri, 3:30–6:30 p.m.
1 778 782-5826
Office: RCB 7320
Office Hours: TBD
Explores applications of psychological principles to health and health care. The development of the field of health psychology is traced and major topics introduced. Topics include health promotion, the hospital experience, communication in medical settings, coping with serious illness, psychoneuroimmunology, and field-specific methodology.
This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the field of health psychology through an emphasis on the Canadian health care delivery system. Health psychology is concerned with the contributions of psychology to the promotion and maintenance of health, the prevention and treatment of illness, and the identification of etiologic and diagnostic concerns. Given that health psychology is primarily an applied discipline, the focus of the course will be on the applications of psychology in the health field. Applied examples will be used where possible and recent research will be discussed throughout the course.
- Midterm Exams: 2 x 25% each 50%
- Final Exam: 50%
This is a tentative outline.
Matheson, Deborah., Cox, David N. and Poole, G. (2023). The Psychology of Health and Health Care: A Canadian Perspective. (6th Canadian edition); Pearson, Toronto, Ontario.
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