Psychology

PSYC3033Health Psychology3 ch (3C)

This course introduces students to the biopsychosocial approach to health and disease including prevention, development, course, and adaptation to illness. Students will develop an understanding of the mind/body connection, the influence of social and physical environments on our health, cognitive processing of health information, health belief models, and the link between personality traits and health. Psychological approaches to the promotion of health and behaviour change will be examined. A personal health promotion project will be required. 

Prerequisites: Introductory Psychology (6 ch). Please note that no more than three of PSYC 3033, PSYC 3043, PSYC 3053 and PSYC 3063 may be counted toward a Major or Honours In Psychology.