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2011-2012
PSYCH 118 Health Psychology
3 hours

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An introduction to the field of health psychology, which is devoted to understanding how people stay healthy, why they become ill, and how they respond to illness and disease. Topics will be discussed from local, national, and global perspectives, and will include the behavioral aspects of the health care system, exercise and nutrition, health-compromising behaviors, stress, AIDS, and the etiology and correlates of health, disease, and dysfunction.

Prerequisite(s): PSYCH 001 Basic Psychological Science or PSYCH 002 Applied Psychological Science. 

(Normally offered each spring semester.)