PSYC 206 Intro to Health Psychology
This course introduces students to the psychology of health. Topics?include health related behaviours like eating habits, smoking and?drug use, the effects of stressful events on health, various methods?of coping with stress, the impact of chronic illness on the family,?and the role of social support systems. In addition, issues such as?the mind-body relation; research methods in health psychology;?pain and pain behaviour; the management of chronic and terminal?illness; and death, dying and bereavement will be addressed. Diseases?covered will include cancer, heart disease, AIDS, rheumatoid arthritis?and Alzheimer's disease.
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