PSYCH 356: Health Psychology

I took this course whilst on a study abroad program focusing on societies, behavior, and health. We traveled to Italy, Greece, and Denmark to visit the world’s Blue Zones and happiest people. In conjunction with this class, I wrote my capstone on the Danish concept of “hygge”.

Course Outcomes: 

Key concepts and theories in health psychology
  • Students will identify and describe key concepts and theories in health psychology.
Contributions to the understanding of illness
  • Students will examine the contributions of health psychology to the understanding of acute and chronic illness.
Critique current news articles about health
  • Students will critique current news articles about health using principles and concepts from class.
Principles of health psychology in everyday life
  • Students will explain how principles of health psychology operate in everyday life.

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