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PSYCH 118 Health Psychology

4 hours


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 101 Introduction to Psychological Science 

(Normally offered each spring semester)